The Global Hunger Index, which can be taken as a measure of the extent of poverty in a country, shows it is on the rise in India.
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 is a shining example of a radical and rational systemic change. It is radical because it transferred power to the poorest of the poor and enabled them to escape hunger and deprivation. It is rational because it puts money directly in the hands of those who need it most. It has proved its worth in the years it has been in existence, even enduring six years of a hostile government.
Malnutrition is a scourge that kills the victim’s zest for life long before he or she dies. It particularly affects those in the developing world, such as nations in Africa and India. The scale of the problem can be gauged from the fact over 800 million
India’s prime minister said on Saturday his country has done well in containing the coronavirus pandemic and announced $1.46 trillion in infrastructure projects to boost the sagging economy.
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