Tracking Hunger

  • Hatru village
    Apr 17, 2012 01:08 IST

    Lessons from Melghat's health crisis

    At a time when India plans a multi-pronged attack on malnutrition in 200 high-burden districts, it will pay to examine the cracks in state institutions that have led to past failures and can still derail well-intentioned plans. Pramit Bhattacharya reports. Pics

  • Mar 23, 2010 18:16 IST

    Tracking Hunger

    Since March 2010, in what is now one of the most in-depth editorial projects in Indian journalism, Hindustan Times has sent reporters across the nation to investigate and chronicle the depth of the issues that make India one of earth's most unequal nations: hunger and poverty. Reported from cities, streets, villages, court rooms and government offices, nearly 100 stories have tracked hunger and examined policies, finances and implementation failures. As India's food-security situation continues to be "alarming", according to the Global Hunger Index rankings for 2011, and as a national debate grows over how many Indians are poor, HT strengthens the "Tracking Hunger" series by focusing on the main effect of poverty - malnutrition.

  • symptoms of malnutrition
    Oct 14, 2011 01:22 IST

    A bad return on investment

    Why the world's largest child-welfare scheme cannot stop children dying from malnutrition in India's city of gold. Pramit Bhattacharya reports. Listen to podcast

  • world bank
    Oct 19, 2011 22:03 IST

    Fortifying our future

    India, like much of South Asia, needs strong political will to ensure adequate nutrition for all, writes Kalpana Kochhar.

  • 1
    Oct 29, 2011 00:35 IST

    ‘Destitutes’ to benefit from tweaked food security bill

    The government will redraft the food security bill on the recommendations of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to widen its reach, particularly among special populations. Some original provisions that had been pared down are back on the menu. Zia Haq reports. Widening the scope

  • Bagmati carried by her father
    Nov 02, 2011 23:05 IST

    Tribals hungry as Congress-ruled Centre, Rajasthan squabble

    Rs. 72 crore fund meant to stop chronic malnutrition and hunger deaths among the state’s 90,000 Sahariya tribals unspent or used for welfare of officials. Srinand Jha reports.

  • Malnourished child
    Nov 04, 2011 00:03 IST

    Among the Sahariyas, India falls apart

    The Congress rules state and centre, but money set aside for Rajasthan's malnourished tribal children does not reach dysfunctional crèches and other urgent needs. Srinand Jha reports. See full coverage

  • V Ramani
    Dec 26, 2011 01:23 IST

    It can happen in India

    A determined bureaucrat re-imagined government to show how India's dismal malnutrition statistics can be improved without great cost. All it requires-a plan, innovation and great commitment. Pramit Bhattacharya reports.

  • Gadchiroli
    Apr 17, 2012 23:41 IST

    Gadchiroli's trudging doctors spell hope

    One of India's most backward districts and Maharashtra's worst ranked in human development indicators, Gadchiroli, today finds itself at the forefront of a healthcare revolution that can potentially save millions of infant lives. Pramit Bhattacharya reports. Pics

  • Hunger
    Nov 10, 2012 21:30 IST

    Fighting against starvation

    India contributes more hungry people to the world each year than all other countries put together, and despite efforts, new figures suggest that hunger is far from contained - in fact we are worse off than we were more than a decade ago.