UPSC CSE – SYLLABUS: GENERAL STUDIES-2– Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

Hunger & India

India continues to be in ‘serious’ hunger category, and is home to 14% of the world’s undernourished population. The country ranks 94th among 107, and is a poor performer in the BRICS high table. It is also behind its South Asian neighbours like Bangladesh, Pakistan, Indonesia and Nepal, among many others.

Few green shoots:

Efforts taken:

Way forward:

Unless consumers engage and participate with full spirit in such schemes or interventions, the goal of having a healthy, productive and nutritionally secure India might be difficult to attain.

Source:”Financial Express”


Evaluate India’s progress in eliminating hunger. What further efforts are needed for it to achieve the sustainable developmental goals?