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Uploaded on Jan 28, 2010
Dr. Binayak Sen in this speech given at the Tata Insititue of Social Sciences, Mumbai India, on December 14, 2009, talks about a shocking truth about India. 33% of Adult Indians are Malnutritioned. 43% of Children in India are malnutritioned. In the Scheduled Tribes more than 50% people are malnutritioned. Among Scheduled Castes more than 60% people are malnutritioned. World Health Organisation declares that in a community if more than 40% people are malnutritioned that community can be called as one in a state of Famine. The worst thing is that the 33% have been in a chronic state of famine since decades and will continue to do so if we do not do something about it urgently. Dr. Binayak Sen talks about the relation between Famine, War and Genocide in India, something that is applicable to most of the third world countries and conflict zones across our planet.
India is thus actually in a state of emergency and Famine of magnanimous proportions. It is something that should take precedence over any other matter.
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