Saturday, March 13, 2021

India's Agony

 Lucas Chancel and Thomas Piketty from the World Inequality Lab at the Paris School of Economics reported, India's top 1 percent in today's "Billionaire Raj" have a similar share of the national income as the top 1 percent did under the British Raj.

A majority of the population lives in poverty.

On the 2020 Global Hunger Index, India is 94th out of 107 countries

India's National Family Health Survey for 2019-20 showed that in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat, 39 percent of children under the age of five have had their growth stunted by malnutrition. 

Approximately 25 percent of all hungry people live in India, where around 195 million people are undernourished. 

Thousands per day, perhaps a million per year, die of malnutrition in India, most of whom are children.

India’s right-wing government is so hungry for profit it will risk a famine -

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