Gujarat Model: 21.8% of Gujarat’s households was unable to cook a single time meal during lockdown – Survey Report

The year 2020 is passing. Many things arose in the minds of people in this year, in which there was a sting of disappointment. Since the month of March, the lives of crores of people were filled with problems due to the outbreak of Corona epidemic. That is why, the year 2020 was not good for most people. Due to the lockdown, where people stayed in homes for months, there was a deep crisis on millions of migrant laborers. During this, thousands of people came out hungry and thirsty for homes on foot. During the time of the epidemic many people lost their lives. At such a time, now people’s attention is on the new year, how will 2021 be. At the same time, the report of a survey is also being discussed.

In the ‘Hunger Watch’ survey conducted under the Anna Suraksha Abhiyan (Gujarat), things related to Gujarat have been told. According to the survey, during the Corona period, food could not be produced in 20.6 percent of the households in Gujarat due to lack of food grains. At the same time, a single time stove could not burn in 21.8% of the households. Not only that, five months after the end of the Covid lockdown, the hunger situation was quite severe. The income of a large number of households (62 per cent) declined. Cereals (53 per cent), pulses (64 per cent), vegetables (73 per cent) and eggs / non-vegetarian items (71 per cent), decreased the quantity of nutritional quality (71 per cent). Apart from this, the need to borrow money to buy food has increased by 45 percent households.

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To know the above, the survey was conducted by Anna Suraksha Abhiyan (Gujarat) in 9 districts including Ahmedabad, Anand, Bharuch, Bhavnagar, Dahod, Morbi, Narmada, Panchmahal and Vadodara. The team associated with the survey said that they did this survey in the months of September and October. The survey also considered that the government made a lot of efforts for the people. Took some effective steps to overcome starvation. Central government gave ration, Gujarat government also distributed food grains.

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