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October 29, 2022

Hunger and Malnourishment are two different things. Discuss this in the context of Global Hunger Index, 2022. Also, suggest measures to deal with malnourishment in India. (250 words)

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IAS Parliament 5 months


·        The GHI’s stated aim is to reduce hunger around the world. But its methodology focuses disproportionately on less than five-year-olds.

·        India is the world’s largest producer and consumer of grain and the largest producer of milk; when the per capita intake of grain, vegetables and milk has increased manifold.

·        Unlike the GHI, the National Family Health Survey (NFHS) does a good job of providing comparative state-level data, including the main pointers that determine health and nutrition.

·        According to NFHS 5, in India, the percentage improvement of children who were exclusively breastfed when under six months, rose from 55 per cent in NFHS 4 to 64 per cent in NFHS 5.

·        NFHS says that only 42 per cent of infants are breastfed within one hour of birth, which is the recommended norm.

·        Prolonging breastfeeding well beyond the recommended six months and giving food lacking in nutritional diversity.

·        NFHS 5 shows that the improvement has been marginal over the last two reports and surprisingly, states like Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Assam, UP and Gujarat are at the tail end.

·        Helping mothers to better the lives of their infants and toddlers right inside the home by measuring and demonstrating how much diet, food intake and child-rearing practices matter.


Sivasurya 5 months

Please review

IAS Parliament 5 months

Concentrate on word limit. Give more points for the first part of this question. Keep writing.

K. V. A 5 months

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IAS Parliament 5 months

Good answer. Keep writing. 


Kindly review

IAS Parliament 5 months

Good answer. Keep writing.



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