The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the situation of hunger in the country. A short survey conducted by the Right to Food Campaign titled ‘The Hunger Watch” reveals that people continue to have depressed incomes worsening their nutritional food intake. The survey conducted in September by the Right to Food Campaign tracked the situation of hunger amongst 4000 people from vulnerable and marginalised communities in 11 states across the country. For about one in four respondents, the income in September-October was half of what it was before lockdown. Over two-thirds say nutritional quality has worsened and quantity has reduced (in September-October) compared to pre-lockdown.
In this episode of The Suno India Show, Kunika Balhotra, Research & Communications Officer for Suno India reached out to Dipa Sinha Assistant Professor at Ambedkar University, New Delhi and a Convener of Right To Food Campaign to understand more about the Right to Food Campaign’s Hunger Watch survey and the situation of hunger in the country during the COVID19 pandemic.
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