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India malnutrition economists debate 20130827

India malnutrition economists debate 20130827

A low wage earning Indian day laborer loads a 60 kg bags of rice on his back at a grains depot near New Delhi on August 27, 2013, one day after the Indian parliament passed a flagship program to provide subsidized food to the poor that is intended to 'wipe out' endemic hunger and malnutrition in the aspiring superpower. Despite decades of fast economic growth, India still struggles to feed its 1.2-billion population adequately with more than 40 percent of children under five malnourished, according to a major survey last year.

Roberto Schmidt