Media Coverage of GHI 2016 State Level Launch

Media Coverage of GHI 2016 State Level Launch

Story by : Welthungerhilfe India
Written on : 20th October, 2016

The state-level launch of GHI 2016 in Ranchi (Jharkhand) and Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) has received extensive media coverage, reflecting the urgency of ‘serious’ hunger levels in India and calls from leaders and representatives of development organisations to have concerted efforts to tackle it.

In Ranchi, Jharkhand, where the event was launched by Hon’ble Minister for Parliamentary Affairs & Food, Public Distribution & Consumer Affairs, Shri Saryu Rai, got widespread attention in English as well as Hindi dailies. The coverage largely focussed on the findings of the report in the context of India and Minister Saryu’s call for having joint efforts to eradicate hunger. Links and screenshots are provided where the articles were published or are available online.

Report rings hunger alarm- Saryu calls for ways to augment food grain production, the Telegraph, Calcutta. The daily quoted Minister Rai, who called the GHI report a warning for all. “It is high time both the government and society came together to improve the situation. There are many factors like coordination among various agencies, strengthening health care system, population control and improvement in food supply chain that needs attention,” Rai said at a discussion on the occasion.”

Report paints ugly picture of malnutrition in State, The Pioneer, Ranchi (–of-malnutrition-in-state.html)

Joint efforts will eradicate hunger: Saryu Rai, Dainik Jagran (Hindi)

Government scheme should have a timeline: Saryu Rai, Prabhat Khabar (Hindi)

Let’s eradicate hunger and malnutrition together: Saryu Rai, Azad Sipahi (Hindi)


In Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, much of the media coverage was linked to the food and nutrition security situation across the state, particularly among the Dalits and the Tribal communities.


Some of the examples are:

‘Nutrition Security in MP discussed’-Global Hunger Index 2016 launched, the Hitvada

Dichotomy: Kids dying of Hunger and state getting Krishi Karman award, the free press journal     karman-awards/954953

High nutrition insecurity among Dalits and Tribals, Deshbandu (Hindi)

Grains going rot, while people starve. Peoples Samachar (Hindi)

The launch of GHI 2016 in J’khand and M.P.

India: A Country of Contrasts