Number of malnourished falls by 60 mn: UN

United Nations, July 14

The variety of undernourished folks in India has declined by 60 million, from 21.7 per cent of the inhabitants in 2004-06 to 14 per cent in 2017-19, in accordance with a UN report.

The State of Food Security and Nutrition within the World report, launched on Monday, stated there have been much less stunted kids, however extra overweight adults in India.

The report stated the variety of undernourished folks in India declined from 249.four million in 2004-06 to 189.2 million in 2017–19.

The two sub-regions displaying reductions in undernourishment — jap and southern Asia — are dominated by the 2 largest economies of the continent — China and India.

“Despite different conditions, histories and rates of progress, the reduction in hunger in both countries stems from long-term economic growth, reduced inequality and improved access to basic goods and services,” it stated. — PTI

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