New Delhi: India has slipped to 101st place in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries. In this case, it is behind its neighboring countries Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. India was ranked 94th in the year 2020.
Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top spot with a GHI score of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index, which tracks hunger and malnutrition, said on Thursday.
The report, jointly prepared by Concern Worldwide, an Irish-based aid agency, and Welt Hunger Hilfe, a German organization, described the level of hunger in India as ‘alarming’.
In the year 2020, India was ranked 94th out of 107 countries. Now it has come to 101st place out of 116 countries. India’s GHI score has also dropped. It was 38.8 in the year 2000, which remained between 28.8 – 27.5 between 2012 and 2021.
The GHI score is calculated on four indicators, which include undernourishment, malnutrition, child growth rate and child mortality. According to the report, neighboring countries such as Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) are also in a worrying position due to hunger, but do better than India in providing food to their citizens. has done.
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