My name is Irwin Tang, and I am a global hunger activist in the USA.
I blog, vlog, tweet, and raise funds regarding the abolition of hunger worldwide. I am also working on a book and a documentary.
I am focused on just how easily, with a relatively small portion of GDP, the world can completely abolish hunger. I am especially interested in the fact that abolishing hunger would cost the world's billionaire's a negligible sacrifice.
India is a land of extreme contrasts. It is home to at least 90 billionaires and one-sixth of the Earth's undernourished.
For purposes of writing on hunger in India, can you give me an estimate of the total funds required now to completely abolish hunger in India?
This need not include long-term project funds. It may simply be a budget for meeting the nutritional needs of all hungry people.
It was estimated during the 2008 food crisis that 30 billion dollars (additional) per year could abolish hunger worldwide. Considering the number of hungry at that time, and the number today worldwide and in India, my estimate for the additional funds needed to abolish hunger in India is $4.6 billion.
(In contrast, India's billionaires possess over $300 billion in wealth. An annual 1.5% investment (less than what they earn from interest income) could abolish hunger there.)
What do you think? If you haven't an answer, can you direct me to someone who does?
Thank you kindly.
Irwin Tang, LPC