Food is crucial for our very existence. Despite economic growth and self-sufficiency in food grains production, high levels of poverty, food insecurity and malnutrition persist in India. An estimated 32.7 per cent of the Indian population lives on less than US$ 1.25 per day. The country, according to the latest World Bank report, is home to a quarter of all undernourished people worldwide. Any global impact on hunger requires progress in food and nutrition security in India.
India ranks 94th out of 119 countries in the Global Hunger Index. While per capita income in India has more than tripled in the past two decades, the minimum dietary intake has reduced during the same period. The government is doing its bit to make the situation better. But those plans, for one reason or the other has failed to assure food to each Indian.
The goal that no one sleeps hungry in the country can only be achieved if efforts are also made at the non-governmental level. Therefore, the Jan Samaj Kalyan Samiti is running various food programmes aimed at feeding poor and needy of the country.