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Vice Prez flags concern over galloping population, its widespread ramifications

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed concern over galloping population of the country saying it was unfortunate that political parties are shy of discussing the issue which has widespread ramifications. Addressing the 58th convocation of Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI), he said India s poor ranking in the global hunger index was a matter of concern and policymakers as well as farm scientists must introspect and address this issue by ensuring food and nutritional security of the country. While the position on food front is comfortable with total foodgrains production at 283.37 million tonnes. India, however, ranks 102nd in the global hunger index. This is a matter of concern, Naidu said. The policy makers, politicians, parliamentarians, agricultural universities and farm scientists must be seriously concerned why we are still at 102nd rank in the global hunger index , he said, and sought to know whether it was because of lack of policy or poor ...

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