The global eradication of malnutrition rests on India getting the right ‘pulse’ on food prices!
India features prominently in the recently released 2016 Global Nutrition Report. The report focuses on the nutrition-related progress and commitments made globally against malnutrition and identifies opportunities for action, with a particular focus on the commitments and actions necessary to end malnutrition in all its forms by 2030. The report is relevant as India has the uncertain distinction of being the country with the 4th highest rate of chronic malnutrition globally and has the largest number of undernourished people. Interestingly many of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals link in directly or indirectly with hunger and nutrition and this also coincides with the UN’s labelling of the coming decade as the ‘The Decade of Action on Nutrition’.