‘India producing enough food; urban hunger is a problem of inequity’

Ashraf Engineer

March 8, 2023

India ranks an abysmal 101 among 116 countries on the Global Hunger Index. Rural hunger has received a lot of attention – justifiably so – but what does hunger in urban India look like? With three decades of growth, the urban economy is thought to have done better than the rural one. In reality, large sections of our urban population face serious food insecurity. Growing unemployment and rising food prices all add to urban food insecurity. Vikas Parchhanda, CEO of Akshaya Chaitanya, an initiative in Mumbai that aims to eradicate hunger in a sustainable and scalable manner, speaks to All Indians Matter.