FOOD AND NUTRITION SECURITY ANALYSIS REPORT
26, Jun 2019
Prelims level : Governance Policies Mains level : Issues relating to development and management of Social Sector or Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources
- Prepared by Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation & The UN World Food Programme.
- 31.4% of Indian children will be stunted by 2022
- Food grain yields have risen 33% over the last two decades, but are still only half of 2030 target yields
- The Indian farmer is producing more food grains than ever before, making the country Self Sufficient. The Consumer’s access to rice, wheat and other cereals has not increased at the same rate, due to population growth, inequality, food wastage and losses, and exports
- Average Per Capita Consumption of energy among the poorest 30% of the population is 1811 kilo calories, much lower than the norm of 2155 kilo calories per day.
- There are high rates of stunting among children in the poorest wealth quintile (51.4%), Scheduled Tribes (43.6%) and Scheduled Castes (42.5%), and children born to mothers with no education (51%).