03 May, 2009

India's Biggest Shame!

Well, this is India's biggest shame ever...

Did you know there are more than 231 million hungry people in our country???


I just got this piece of news from an article which also says:
India has many things to be ashamed of - entrenched corruption, pathetic basic infrastructure, frequent communal violence, abject poverty and chronic hunger of its many poor millions, to name just a few.But nothing is more shameful than the growing number of chronically hungry or undernourished people in the country.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, India has the maximum number of chronically hungry people in the world.
For the 2003-2005 period, India had 230.5 million undernourished people. That’s nearly 31 million more than in the 1995-97 period.
This means that 21% of India’s 1.12 billion people were undernourished in 2003-2005, same as in the 1995-97 period, according to the FAO’s The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008.
The FAO puts the total number of hungry people in the world at 923 million in 2007, significantly higher than the figure of 848 million in 2003-05.

I am so disheartened after reading this...there's frustration, anger, helplessness and an urge to kill everybody responsible for this...
What do you have to say regarding this topic? Don't you think it's high time for us to actually wake up and act?