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India position alarming and 14% population is undernourished : Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.
 
Stunted children are those who have a “low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition”.
 
“Data from 1991 through 2014 for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan showed that stunting is concentrated among children from households facing multiple forms of deprivation, including poor dietary diversity, low levels of maternal education, and household poverty,” the GHI report read
 
According to the GHI report, with a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is “serious”.
 
According to the study, 14% of India’s population is undernourished.
 
India ranks 94 among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index 2020, the report released on Friday said.
 
As per the report India features behind
Pakistan (88),
Bangladesh (75),
Nepal (73),
Indonesia (70)
 
So Out of 107 countries, only 13 countries fare worse than India including countries like Rwanda (97), Nigeria (98), Afghanistan (99), Liberia (102), Mozambique (103), Chad (107) among others.
 
GHI scores have improved since 2012, but for 14 countries in those categories, GHI scores show that hunger and undernutrition have worsened.
 
The latest GHI projections show that 37 countries will fail to achieve even low hunger by 2030,” the report said.
 
It Should be noted In 2018, India ranked 103 among 119 countries on the global hunger index. But now fallen further to the 13th worst country in the globe
Last year, India’s GHI rank was 102 out of 117 countries.
 
The Global Hunger Index is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.
 
“Data from 1991 through 2014 for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan showed that stunting is concentrated among children from households facing multiple forms of deprivation, including poor dietary diversity, low levels of maternal education, and household poverty,” the GHI report read
 
“In many countries the situation is improving too slowly, while in others it is worsening.
 
For 46 countries in the moderate, serious, or alarming categories, The reports also state that the country recorded a child stunting rate of 37.4 per cent.
Rahul Gandhi Opposition leader a reacting to the Global Hunger Index 2020 report which has ranked India 94 among 107 countries
 
“India’s poor are hungry because the government is busy in filling the pockets of some of its special friends,” he said in a tweet in Hindi.
 
He also put out a graph which showed India ranking lower than its neighbours including Pakistan (88), Nepal (73) and Bangladesh (75).
Created in 2006, the GHI was initially published by the US-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) and Germany-based Welthungerhilfe. In 2007, the Irish NGO Concern Worldwide also became a co-publisher.
 
In 2018, IFPRI stepped aside from its involvement in the project and the GHI became a joint project of Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.
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