“Feel what its like to truly starve, and I guarantee that you’ll forever think twice before wasting food”-Criss Jamy, Killosphy.
This quote very accurately describes the current situation regarding food security around the globe. while talking about our own nation, a country which claims a manpower of 133.92 billion has its 1.5 million children die every year out of starvation which is equivalent to 4500 child deaths a year! That’s’ a big number to look at. Starvation as a term when defined simply means ‘ suffering or death caused by lack of food’.
Following with this anecdote : According to a recent news report, an eighteen year old boy reportedly died of starvation in Ramgarh district’s Gola block recently. The deceased’s parents also met with a similar fate way back in the year 2003. Even after a decade, it is unfortunate that starvation is still claiming lives in India, a country which takes pride in being a self-sufficient nation in food production. In an economically progressive India, starvation acts like a blot on this progressive nation.