India Ranks 94th of 107 Countries on the Latest Global Hunger Index
GUWAHATI: India ranks 94th among 107 countries in terms of hunger, and continues to be in the ‘severe’ hunger category according to the Global Hunger Index 2020.
Last year, India’s GHI rank was 102 out of 117 countries.
India ranks lower than most of its South Asian neighbours – Pakistan (88), Nepal (73), Bangladesh (75), Sri Lanka (64) and Myanmar (78) – and only Afghanistan fares worse, at 99th place. The statisti
cs for Bhutan are not available.
According to the study, 14% of India’s population is undernourished.
It also says that the country recorded a child stunting rate of 37.4 per cent. Stunted children are those who have a “low height for their age, reflecting chronic undernutrition”.
Global Hunger Index is “a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and national levels”. Data from the United Nations and other multilateral agencies are used for the calculation.
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