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Hunger is the No.1 Cause of Death in India
Hunger is the No.1 Cause of Death in India
Hunger is the No.1 Cause of Death in India
Hunger is the No.1 Cause of Death in India
FAQ's about Hunger
'Bhookh' means hunger in Hindi. At we focus on chronic, persistent hunger as distinct from other hunger emergencies that make the news but constitute only 8% of all hunger related deaths.
No. Almost every location on earth can produce enough food for its population. Even India is self-sufficient in food production. In fact, government warehouses are over- flowing with unbought subsidised food. The challenge is that people cannot earn enough to buy the food that is available or the food gets destroyed before it is bought due to poor storage facilities.
It is simplistic to say that overpopulation causes hunger. Countries like India have grown enormously in the last 50 years, while hunger has decreased. If population were the cause of hunger, then hunger would be a problem for the future, when in fact it was much worse 50 or 100 years ago.
Some would even say that hunger causes overpopulation – in countries where many children die, families have more children to compensate.
In truth, the issues are inextricably inter-linked. Population growth makes it far more difficult to build the schools, health centers and other services needed to have a healthy and productive population. And only when people know their children will live will they stop having so many children.
While the number of hungry people may have remained the same or even increased marginally, there is substantial progress as compared to the rate at which the overall population has reased.
More than one-third of the world's hungry are in India. One-third are in sub-Saharan Africa. Most of the remainder is in "pockets" of hunger in Latin America and the rest of Asia.
FAQ's about
01. is the India's first online activism site. It gives Internet users the daily opportunity to quickly make a difference to feed Indians who are dying of hunger. In less than 5 seconds, visitors can click on the "Give Free Food" button and, at no cost to them, send food to the hungry. The staple food is paid for by sponsors.
02. is owned and operated by Bhookh Relief Foundation. Please visit the About Us page for more information
Two things happen when you click on the button:
1) your click is registered with our computer server and is added to the daily results,
2) it moves you to the ‘Thank You’ page where tiles bearing the names of that day's site sponsors are displayed. There is absolutely no charge to you; the food is fully paid for by the sponsors.
The site's sponsors pay for your daily click. The sponsors purchase tiles on the website for a certain amount of time. then tabulates the number of people who click during that time frame and bill the sponsor for the appropriate amount. donates this money to the Indian chapter of UN World Food Programme towards food for the chronically hungry.
Once a day, you can click on the "Give Free Food" button and fund the purchase and distribution of a cup of staple food for a person in need. Each sponsor on the Thank You page pays per click. The amount paid is based on the type and structure of advertising agreement they have with The two keys to the success of are sponsors, and visitors like you. The more sponsors the site has, the more food is given to the hungry with each click. The more visitors who click each day, the greater the total amount of food we give to the hungry. So please remember to click every day. And if you know of an organization that would want to sponsor, please email us at In addition to the organization's name, please also include any contact information you have.
You can click once a day on Our agreement with our sponsors are such that the server can only count only one click, per person, per calendar day. A monitoring system is set up to check this. While you could click on the button a hundred times, this would only generate one cup of food. In the meantime, our system would be slowed down, or possibly overloaded, preventing other visitors' clicks from generating funding. Please note that we do count clicks received through company firewalls, proxy servers, etc., to the best of our ability. We make every effort to count every click as fairly and accurately as possible. Make your home page so you remember to click every day. Depending on the speed of your modem, it might take you only a few seconds each day to give a free gift of food.
The new calendar day starts at midnight Indian Standard Time.
There are two situations in which this may occur. First, some of our underwriting sponsors (whose banners are loaded from their sites, not ours) may attempt to drop cookies for tracking purposes. Second, we may drop cookies to track your click history, in order to show you how often you have clicked. Please note that showing your giving history on the thank you page is currently disabled, but we hope to offer it again in the future. Neither of these is required to give free food, and you may feel free to reject cookies without any impact on your click.
We respectfully request that people do not send unsolicited messages promoting to people they do not know or post inappropriately to newsgroups or in other places. We understand that this is done with good intentions. However, anything regarded as unsolicited email (spam) is not helping our cause but, in fact, is hurting it. Unsolicited email can alienate people who might otherwise visit and give free food to the hungry.
Yes. is a non-profit organization.
There are two ways you can show support:
1. Visit everyday and spread the word.
2. The site needs as many sponsors as possible as the traffic on the site
keeps growing and more and more cups of food are required to be donated. If you know someone who is interested in sponsoring please ask them to email us at
The more sponsors we have, the more food you will be able to give each time you click on the "Give Free Food" button. We appreciate your help in finding sponsors.
Yes! Anyone can link to (please refer to our privacy policy for exclusions) Another great way to help is to include's URL( in the signature block of your outgoing email messages.
No. does not accept financial donations.
Sending an email to is a quick and easy way to contact us.
Click here for more contact details.
Hunger remains the No.1 cause of death in the world.       1/3rd of the world’s hungry live in India.        5 Indians die every minute from hunger.        25 lakh Indians die every year from hunger.       
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