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  • Ashish Jindal
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    Hunger is a condition in which a person, for a sustained period, is unable to eat sufficient food to meet basic nutritional needs.The physical sensation of hunger is related to contractions of the stomach muscles. These contractions—sometimes called hunger pangs once they become severe—are believed to be triggered by high concentrations of the ghrelin hormone. The hormones Peptide YY and Leptin can have an opposite effect on the appetite, causing the sensation of being full. Ghrelin can be released if blood sugar levels get low—a condition that can result from long periods without eating. Stomach contractions from hunger can be especially severe and painful in children and young adults.
    On 10 September 2014, the UN General Assembly decided that the Report of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals would be the main basis for integrating the SDGs into the post 2015 development agenda. The second of the seventeen proposed SDGs is “End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition, and promote sustainable agriculture”.
    by 2030 end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round
    by 2030 end all forms of malnutrition, including achieving by 2025 the internationally agreed targets on stunting and wasting in children under five years of age, and address the nutritional needs of adolescent girls, pregnant and lactating women, and older persons.

    Share your views on how India can achieve this goal?


    Mansi Gupta
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    I am very impressed with an initiative called Bengaluru Meals. For more details, please click on the link below-

    We all can have a community fridge in our respective areas. Each one of use should keep the left over food from our homes in that fridge and anyone who is hungry can get food. Many communities have started practicing this but there are always pros and cons.

    More number of NGOs should take initiatives to collect left over food from houses, celebrations, events, weddings and distribute to those who are hungry. This service should be available 24×7

    Ashish Joshi
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    A very important SDG needing urgent interventions. The attached document provides a summary of the National Action for Zero Hunger across different nations. vey interesting resource to identify some of the initiatives or actions that various nations are taking to address this Sustainable development goal


    Nidhi Mittal
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    An important component that needs to be addressed is reducing wastage. A large part of farm production in India goes waste because of poor harvesting techniques and poor storage of food grains prior to its transportation to market areas.Nearly 30 percent of country’s fruits and vegetables perish because of lack of cold storage facilities.

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    While India produces enough food to feed its population, the country is home to 25 percent of the world’s hungry population. A holistic approach to food security requires ensuring available, accessible and nutritious food to eradicate hunger and malnutrition in India.

    Refer link: http://in.one.un.org/task-teams/zero-hunger-challenge

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