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There is a need for more effective and sustainable strategies to combat hunger and improve the overall food security situation in the country. Comment.

Topic: Issues relating to poverty and hunger.

2. There is a need for more effective and sustainable strategies to combat hunger and improve the overall food security situation in the country. Comment. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: Indian Express

Why the question:

The article discusses India’s ranking at 111th in the Global Hunger Index for 2023. It suggests that this ranking is an erroneous measure of hunger in the country and does not accurately reflect the ground reality.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the reasons for lingering hunger in the country, despite various measures and suggest reforms to rectify it.

Directive word:

Comment– here we must express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving the statistic about the widespread nature of hunger and food insecurity in the country.

Body:

First, Explain the various schemes and measures aimed towards elimination hunger in India – National Food Security mission, Poshan abhiyaan and Antyodaya Anna Yojana etc.

Next, write about the causes for limitations in the above efforts– disruption in food systems, dried-up income sources, job losses and consequent financial hardships etc. Bring outs its impact.

Next, suggest reforms that are needed to overcome the above.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.