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Hunger & Malnutrition

  1. Globally, hunger kills more people than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined

  2. In India, as many as 20 crore people go to sleep hungry every night

  3. This equates to 194.6 million Indians suffering from hunger, the world's highest number of undernourished people.

  4. Close to 1.3 million children in India die of hunger annually

  5. More than 53% of women aged 15 - 49 have anemia (form of malnutrition).


Food Waste

  1. Globally, 40% of all food goes to waste.

  2. The cost of this wasted food is estimated at Rs. 58,000 crore per annuum.

  3. Food waste is dumped in landfills, producing methane, ultimately leading to ozone layer depletion and leading to acute climatic problems.


Hunger and malnutrition cripple an individual and his / her family, forcing them to enter the vicious cycle of poverty.

Few people are able to get out of the grip of this drastic situation.

  • A hungry individual cannot benefit from education programs, sanitation facilities or empowerment programs

  • Hungry individuals are forced to beg, borrow, steal.

  • Most individuals struggling with finding sufficient food end up using drugs or beggary.

  • If a hungry person gets access to food, he / she can get a chance to stand on his feet and become independent, leading a healthy life.

  • Solving hunger impacts all aspects of one's life including health,  education, sanitation and also empowers one to live with all basic human rights.