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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    Answer:

    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

    Which sector does experience seasonal hunger?

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    Answer:

    Primary

    Explanation:

    Landless labourer, agricultural workers in the primary sector experience seasonal hunger mostly since they have to remain unemployed for a few months in a year.

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  • Q3

    The consequence of nonpersistent and inadequate diet is ______.

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    Answer:

    malnutrition

    Explanation:

    Generally, poor people suffer from this type of hunger because they do not get sufficient income for fulfilling even their daily dietary needs. It causes malnutrition, especially among children and women.

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  • Q4

    Seasonal hunger is prevalent in rural areas because:

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    Answer:

    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 to cycles of food growing and harvesting.

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  • Q5

    By chronic hunger we mean ________.

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    Answer:

    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 exists when a person does not get work for the entire year.

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