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Legacy of British Rule Is Still Holding India Back

Discussion in 'National Politics' started by Averageamerican, Apr 12, 2017.

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  1. GSLV Mk III

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    Generalizations aren't good.
     
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    Malnutrition denier.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malnutrition_in_India

    Would you like to ignore these people?

    https://revolutionaryfrontlines.wor...-food-crisis-is-not-about-a-shortage-of-food/

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/13/world/asia/13malnutrition.html

    As Indian Growth Soars, Child Hunger Persists


    By SOMINI SENGUPTAMARCH 12, 2009
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    Malnutrition in India is worse than in many African nations, stunting the growth of children like this girl in Shivpuri, photographed in November 2008.

    But please, continue to preach about how Britain has no rockets and did bad stuff a century ago.

    http://www.bhookh.com/hunger_facts.php

    Hunger is the No.1 Cause of Death in India

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    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
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    Hunger remains the No.1 cause of death in the world. Aids, Cancer etc. follow.
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    There are 820 million chronically hungry people in the world.
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    1/3rd of the worldÂ’s hungry live in India.
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    836 million Indians survive on less than Rs. 20 (less than half-a-dollar) a day.
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    Over 20 crore Indians will sleep hungry tonight.
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    10 million people die every year of chronic hunger and hunger-related diseases. Only eight percent are the victims of hunger caused by high-profile earthquakes, floods, droughts and wars.
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    India has 212 million undernourished people – only marginally below the 215 million estimated for 1990–92.
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    99% of the 1000 Adivasi households from 40 villages in the two states, who comprised the total sample, experienced chronic hunger (unable to get two square meals, or at least one square meal and one poor/partial meal, on even one day in the week prior to the survey). Almost as many (24.1 per cent) had lived in conditions of semi-starvation during the previous month.
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    Over 7000 Indians die of hunger every day.
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    Over 25 lakh Indians die of hunger every year.
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    Despite substantial improvement in health since independence and a growth rate of 8 percent in recent years, under-nutrition remains a silent emergency in India, with almost 50 percent of Indian children underweight and more than 70 percent of the women and children with serious nutritional deficiencies as anemia.
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    The 1998 – 99 Indian survey shows 57 percent of the children aged 0 – 3 years to be either severely or moderately stunted and/or underweight.
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    During 2006 – 2007, malnutrition contributed to seven million Indian children dying, nearly two million before the age of one.
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    30% of newborn are of low birth weight, 56% of married women are anaemic and 79% of children age 6-35 months are anaemic.
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    The number of hungry people in India is always more than the number of people below official poverty line (while around 37% of rural households were below the poverty line in 1993-94, 80% of households suffered under nutrition).
     
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    https://www.youthkiawaaz.com/2015/10/ten-facts-about-hunger/

    3000 Children Die In India Every Day Due To Malnutrition: 10 Hard-Hitting Facts About Hunger

    How many of us know that 16th October is ‘World Food Day’? World Food Day is celebrated around the world that day, because it coincides with the establishment of the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO). It is a day when people get together to declare their commitment to hunger in our lifetime. Hunger not only makes one suffer, it also affects health severely. The statistics of hunger are staggering and shocking. One in nine people on earth is currently under-nourished. Here are ten facts about hunger that you should be aware of:

    1. There are currently 795 million people hungry people on earth. India itself is home to the largest under-nourished and hungry population, with 195 million people going hungry every day.

    2. Close to 165 million children are stunted as a result of under-nutrition and infection, leaving them physically and intellectually weak. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund, 24 countries with the highest levels of stunted children are concentrated in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia alone.

    3. Nearly half of all deaths in children under age 5 are attributable to under-nutrition. This translates into an unnecessary loss of about 3 million young lives a year. In India itself, 3,000 children die every day due to malnutrition. Malnutrition also increases a child’s risk of dying from many diseases – most prominently measles, pneumonia and diarrhoea.

    4. Around half of all pregnant women in developing countries are anemic, because they lack access to iron-rich foods. Anemia is responsible for causing 110 deaths during childbirth every year.

    5. Though women make up a little over half of the world’s population, they account for 60% of the world’s hungry. In India, the nutrition of children is particularly worse because of the state of their mothers. 36 percent of Indian women are chronically under-nourished, from their childhood itself. This can be attributed to the fact that girl children are less wanted in a patriarchal society, where men receive food before women. Data from Bihar and Madhya Pradesh shows that girls represent up to 68 per cent of the children admitted to programmes for the severely malnourished.

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    6. To prevent hunger, a child needs to be taken care of the most during the first 1,000 days of its life, from pregnancy to age two. According to the World Food Programme, a proper diet during this period can protect children from mental and physical stunting that can result from malnutrition.

    7. It costs just $0.25 (INR 16) per day to provide a child all the vitamins and nutrients he/she requires to grow healthy.

    8. According to the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), climate change and erratic weather patterns will push another 24 million children into hunger in the future.

    9. There is enough food to feed everyone in the world. If total world food supplies are divided equally – all food grown divided into equal portions – there will be plenty for everyone, with some to spare; in fact, today the world produces 10 percent more food than is needed to feed everyone. But 30% to 50% of 1.2-2 billion tonnes of food produced around the world never makes it to a plate, and gets wasted.

    10. Two types of acute malnutrition are wasting (also called marasmus) or nutritional oedema (also known as kwashiorkor). Wasting is characterised by rapid weight loss and can also lead to death.

    Eradicating hunger is one of the key Sustainable Development Goals for 2015, and the target is to end hunger by 2030 and ensure food access to all parts of the population. Organizations like UNICEF are helping countries by supplying them with essential micronutrients like iron and Vitamin A which is essential for a healthy immune system. Organizations like Feeding India too are channeling excess food from individuals, corporates, weddings and restaurants to the ones in need. What we call food wastage can be converted into food security for others. Awareness about malnutrition is necessary to tackle this problem and help the world reach its target of reducing world hunger by fifty percent.


    Disgusting. Your government must hate non-white people too.
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    Those NGO's will publish sensational data and also appear before Parliamentary panels arguing for more donations to such groups as theirs fighting poverty and malnutrition in India among other third world countries , to which the GoI has already said no thanks but your government insists on funding such ventures .
     
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    https://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2012/09/13/almost-5000-indian-children-die-daily/

    Almost 5,000 Indian Children Die Daily


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    According to an UN report, more children under the age of five died in India than anywhere else in the world in 2011.

    In 2011, more children under the age of five died in India than anywhere else in the world. That’s 1.7 million children – over 4,650 child deaths a day – according to a new report by the United Nation’s Children’s Fund.

    https://www.unicef.org/videoaudio/PDFs/APR_Progress_Report_2012_final.pdf
     
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    Try dividing that with our population.
     
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    What about the UN?

    Is it convenient to sweep these people under the carpet so as not to take the spotlight off your space program?

    https://www.quora.com/How-many-people-die-with-hunger-in-India-per-annual
     
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    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2010/sep/14/hunger-india-actionaid

    Hunger in India: 'The real cause is lack of political will'
    Damning ActionAid report warns nearly half the country's children are malnourished and calls on the west to deliver on its aid promises

    Indian children still underweight – after 20 years of interventions


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    Tribal villager Thakur Das demonstrates how children are branded in Mirgitand, India, to 'cure' them of hunger. Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain for the Guardian

    Gethin Chamberlain in Mirgitand, India

    Tuesday 14 September 2010 12.39 BSTFirst published on Tuesday 14 September 2010 12.39 BST

    The poker is glowing red hot in the flames of the burning wood. Suklal Hembrom holds a leaf against his stomach and warily eyes the older man sitting on the other side of the fire. Suddenly Thakur Das takes hold of the poker and lunges towards the boy's stomach.

    Everyone in the village knows what should happen next. The child will scream loudly as the flesh begins to blister. Held down, he will writhe in agony. Again and again, the poker will jab at his belly. The more the child screams, the happier everyone will be, because the villagers of Mirgitand in India's Jharkhand state believe the only way they can "cure" the distended stomachs of their famished children is by branding them with pokers.

    Das sees nothing wrong with the procedure. Nor does anyone in the village – most have scars of their own. Even though some children have died, the villagers continue because the alternative – providing enough nutritious food to sustain their children or paying for medical treatment – is simply not an option. In common with millions of others in the world's 11th largest economy, they face a daily battle to put even the most basic meal on the table.

    A report out today warns that even in a fast-growing economy like India, failure to invest in agriculture and support small farms has left nearly half the country's children malnourished, with one fifth of the one billion plus population going hungry.
     
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    Quora as a source? You are a gem.
     
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    What happened dumbass? Did your brain stop functioning?
     
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    Inconvenient truths.

    1. Two of your richest ever families started their companies during British rule.

    2. Hunger and malnutrition-related death is still massive in India.

    3. It's no longer Britain's fault it's yours.
     
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    The two are mutually exclusive .It's never an either or case .

    We need the space programme just as we need to reach food at the lowest possible cost to the needy .

    But you didn't answer my question .

    Why is it that the 1st person in the list of Irish Billionaires made his fortune outside of Ireland and why is there this huge huge gap in the personal fortunes of the 1st and 2nd person in the said list who incidentally is a person who made his fortune in the US while the 3rd owes her position in the list to the fortune her spouse /partner had made that too out of Ireland .

    Why don't you admit that with the loss of India , the jewel in your crown is gone and you are a rapidly declining power with even more rapidly declining fortunes with Brexit the last nail in the coffin that was the glorious British Empire.
     
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