The following table shows the proportion of undernourished adults in India. It is based on a survey of various states in the country for the year 2001. Look at the table and answer the questions:


#1

The following table shows the proportion of undernourished adults in India. It is based on a survey of various states in the country for the year 2001. Look at the table and answer the questions:

(i) Compare the nutritional level of people in Kerala and Madhya Pradesh.
(ii) Can you guess why around 40 per cent of people in the country are undernourished even though it is argued that there is enough food in the country? Describe in your own words.


#2

(i) According to this table Madhya Pradesh has the higher proportion of undernourished adults in comparison to Kerala. In Madhya Pradesh there are 43% Males and 42% females undernourished as compared to 22% males and 19% females in Kerala.
(ii) 40% of people in a country are undernourished due to inequality in income distribution which leads to higher percentage of poor people who can not afford sufficient food.