North Korea's Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has asked the people of the country to 'eat less' till 2025 as the country faces severe food crisis.
“The people's food situation is now getting tense as the agricultural sector failed to fulfill its grain production plan,” the 37-year-old North Korean leader said in a statement, reports DNA India.
Natural disasters, weak resilience, low mechanisation levels and insufficient farming materials are reportedly the major reasons behind this ongoing food crisis in North Korea.
Moreover, the typhoon that ravaged the country in 2020 along with the Covid-19 pandemic have added to the food crisis in the country.
The ruling Worker’s Party’s Central Military Commission conducted a meeting in South Hamgyomg to ponder over the acute food crisis in North Korea.
Nearly 40 per cent of the entire North Korean population is said to be undernourished as per the United Nations (UN) World Food Program.
According to a UN report, the country would be short of food by around 860,000 tonnes this year, about two months’ of consumption, reports Radio Free Asia.
As you are no doubt aware, Swarajya is a media product that is directly dependent on support from its readers in the form of subscriptions. We do not have the muscle and backing of a large media conglomerate nor are we playing for the large advertisement sweep-stake.
Our business model is you and your subscription. And in challenging times like these, we need your support now more than ever.
We deliver over 10 - 15 high quality articles with expert insights and views. From 7AM in the morning to 10PM late night we operate to ensure you, the reader, get to see what is just right.
Becoming a Patron or a subscriber for as little as Rs 1200/year is the best way you can support our efforts.