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Zekrom16 t1_isoqyng wrote

In order to understand the Global hunger index , we need to look at its methodology.

It's a peer reviewed study. So nothing shady is going on. They are very transparent about their work.

They classify their scores on the index according to 4 categories

Undernourishment: the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake. (1/3 score)

Child stunting: the share of children under age five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition. (1/6 score)

Child wasting: the share of children under age five who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute undernutrition. (1/6 score)

Child mortality: the share of children who die before their fifth birthday, partly reflecting the fatal mix of inadequate nutrition and unhealthy environments. (1/3 score)

In India's case -

35% are under nourished 19% are wasting under 5 16% are stunting under 5 3% mortality rate under 5

UNGA appreciated India for our logistics in social services. The problem plaguing India is not lack of food. But lack of quality food.

The problem India is facing can be fixed with eggs. But there is social problems associated with it. India needs to deal with this problem our own way.

The govt didn't reject it but claimed it was misleading for its name. I think I saw it on their website as well.


plowman_digearth t1_isos452 wrote

There are no "social problems" with eggs. Egg consumption in India was on the upswing till about 2010 when the clowns in the Hindu right wing decided to make it a wedge issue. So much so that states have taken it out of the mid day meals for school children. Regardless of their religion or beliefs.


Zekrom16 t1_isosjiw wrote

I see , so it should be made available for mid day meal again. A national order passed regarding this in 2010?


rolemodel21 t1_ispmtap wrote

Just because it’s gonna make me laugh, please tell me what is the controversy with eggs? Please tell me religion is involved. Please?


plowman_digearth t1_isrn1np wrote

India is in the throes of religious fundamentalism. A portion of Hindus in half of India associate the vegetarian diet with virtue/morality. (I should point out that these people are not vegans and consume an insane amount of dairy)

In the last few years they have been in power - they have pushed vegetarianism really hard - like banning in it mid day meals at school, restricting it in state airlines and public places etc.

Previous governments had pushed egg consumption as an acceptable alternative to many Indians who were reticent to eat meat. But that's been turned back in the last decade.

India is the only country in the world where the average height of children has actually declined in the last 20 years.