Meanwhile in India

Bloomberg’s latest dispatch in its year-long special report on the hunger crisis in India is just as devastating as previous dispatches. The hunger isn’t for lack of food. The food exists, the money exists, and ostensibly, the programs exist. It’s corruption and disorganization that are keeping it from babies’ bellies. Check this: “The three untended child-sized graves, a few minutes’ walk from the village of Paltupur, bear witness to what happened when the trucks loaded with nutritional powder stopped coming to this desolate corner of eastern India … More than three-quarters of [India’s] 1.2 billion population eats less than the minimum targets set by the government. The ratio has risen from about two-thirds in 1983.”


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