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Hunger and hard facts

Print edition : November 11, 2016

A malnourished child from Sheopur in Madhya Pradesh, in a hospital on September 18. Photo: A. M. Faruqui

Parents return with  their child’s body from the district hospital in Malkangiri district in Odisha, on October 8. Several children in the tribal belt are at risk because of Japanese encephalitis and malnutrition-related illnesses. Photo: Biswaranjan Rout

At Bhospada village, 40 km from Mokhada town in Maharashtra's Palghar district, residents carry a sick child to hospital. The district reported 208 malnutrition-related deaths between April and August. Photo: Prashant Nakwe

In the latest Global Hunger Index, India is bracketed in the category of countries where hunger levels are “serious”. But the policy responses on hunger and malnutrition in the country have been inadequate and faulty.
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