Food Security in India

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  • Q1

    In 1943, the most devastating famine occurred in India in the state of

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    Bengal.

    Explanation:
    The Bengal famine of 1943 is one among several famines that occurred during the British period. It is estimated that around 30 lakh Indians died from starvation and malnutrition during this period.
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  • Q2

    The famine of Bengal in 1943 killed about

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    30 lakh people.

    Explanation:
    The Bengal famine of 1943 is one of the several famines that occurred during the British period. Many Indians died from starvation and malnutrition.
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  • Q3

    The consequence of nonpersistent and inadequate diet is

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    chronic hunger.

    Explanation:
    Generally poor people suffer from this type of hunger because they do not get sufficient income for fulfilling even their daily dietary needs.
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  • Q4

    Seasonal hunger is prevalent in rural areas because

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    agricultural activities depend on natural factors.

    Explanation:
    In rural areas Seasonal hunger is prevalent mainly because of the seasonal activities of agriculture. Seasonal hunger is related cycles of food growing and harvesting.
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  • Q5

    By chronic hunger we mean

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    persistently inadequate food availability.

    Explanation:
    Chronic hunger is most prominent among poor people because they earn a very low income and are even unable to buy food for survival. This type of hunger exist when a person does not get work for the entire year.
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