Thursday, July 15, 2010

Hindustan Times seeks to track Indian hunger

The Hindustan Times is launching a nationwide effort in India to "track, investigate and report every aspect of the struggle to rid the nation of hunger." Reportedly, India is ranked 66th out of 88 countries in the Global Hunger Index.

The index is drawn up by the International Food Policy Research Institute. Currently, there are about 230 million people going hungry in that country. There are approximately 455 million Indians who survive on $1.25 a day of less, compared with 420 million in 1981.

The New York Theological Seminary is an institution dedicated to discussing social issues on a global level.

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