India’s Needless Hunger

SINGAPORE – India is expected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country by 2030, reaching 1.7 billion people by 2050. On World Food Day, India’s leaders must consider whether they can feed the country’s booming population.

According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, one in seven people worldwide – 925 million people in total – goes to bed hungry each night. Roughly one-quarter of these people – 230 million – are Indian. In other words, nearly one in five Indians suffers from chronic hunger.