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India Makes Cries Of Hunger: Are We Listening?

Manvee Sharma, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Punjab


The Indian response to hunger is not up to the expectations. Over the years, people have been dying of starvation in a country which is one of the world’s largest producers of food. People in rural areas do not have access to food because they do not earn enough and have large families thus, a meagre income cannot buy food for all. In fact, the subsidies or the incentives that are taken up by the government for the poor or underprivileged never reach them due to high corruption at administrative level. Instead of supplying the food to those whom it is actually meant for, these fair price shop owners store them and sell them at higher prices to earn greater profits. Various hunger indexes have been conducted over the years, which indicate that though there is some improvement but when compared with the neighbor countries that too is shrouded. In fact, several times India has been ranked under “serious” category under starvation issue. Even more, the recent pandemic has made the circumstances worse for these countries already struggling with hunger deaths and poverty. Loss of jobs and increase in unemployment are a fuel to the fire. This research paper analyses all such aspects and the efforts made by the government to tackle them and gives remedies that could be adopted for.


Indian Journal of Law and Legal Research

Abbreviation: IJLLR

ISSN: 2582-8878


Accessibility: Open Access

License: Creative Commons 4.0

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