Malnutrition and food wastage!
With a population of over 1.3 billion, starvation continues to blemish on our phenomenal industrial and economic growth. Over the last two decades, GDP has increased 4.5 times, food production increased 2 times but despite of that, we are unable to feed a large proportion of our population. One of the major Cause responsible for malnutrition in our country is the wastage of food. According to a government study, we waste 67 million tones of food which as per the Hindustan Times report has the worth of Rs 92,000 crore every year.
One of the major Cause responsible for malnutrition in our country is the wastage of food. According to a government study, we waste 67 million tones of food which as per the Hindustan Times report has the worth of Rs 92,000 crore every year.
A waste-side story (*1)
A study covering 120 districts in 14 agriculture zones finds tonnes of foods perishing. Why?
- Improper handling
- Lack on-farm weather-proof storage
- Lack of refrigeration at supplier-end
What to do:
- Standardize food-sorting practices
- Invest in more storage
- Mechanise farm operations
India Has Most Malnourished Children In The World (*2)
- 37% of Indian kids under five years of age are underweight
- 39% are stunted
- 21% have low weight for their height
- 8% are acutely malnourished.
- The prevalence of underweight children was higher in rural India at 38% as compared to urban India (29%)
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