A section of people in India are still without food. Explain?
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People living in regions prone to frequent natural disasters, remote and tribal areas, economically backward states are more prone to food insecurity.
Largest number of food insecure people are in the states of West Bengal, Jharkhand, parts of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, Bihar, South eastern and eastern parts of Uttar Pradesh.
Due to the seasonal nature of agricultural activities, people in rural areas are prone to food insecurity.
In urban areas, there is less work in the construction industry in the rainy season, hence casual labourers in the construction works are prone to food insecurity.
They face seasonal hunger as they are unable to find work for the entire year.
A large number of children below 5 years of age, nursing mothers, pregnant women are prone to food insecurity.
People affected by natural disasters and who are forced to migrate to different places are prone to food insecurity.
People belonging to SC, ST, OBC, who have low land base and productivity are prone to food insecurity.
The worst affected people with food insecurity are beggars, destitutes, petty self-employed people, people providing traditional services, traditional artisans, people with no land or very little land.
In urban areas, people working in the casual labor market, those employed in ill-paid occupations etc are prone to food insecurity.