A WHO study notes that While India has achieved impressive levels in food production, equitable distribution is still a distant dream. Chronic hunger still persists, but severe,nutrition related diseases have almost disappeared.
"The Raindrop" is about a village near Chandigarh in Haryana. The book tells the story how this village was able to transform itself from a drought prone one to a food exporting one through community efforts and scientific watershed management.
The devastating famine that is killing Somalis by the thousands each week will end some day, but they may find out then that they have to deal with a new horror: the country has become a dumping ground for vast quantities of toxic waste.