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Global Hunger Index: India ranked 101st in the list of 116 countries; behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal


India ranked 101st in the Global Hunger Index. (symbolic picture)

New Delhi:

India has slipped a lot this year in the Global Hunger Index 2021. In the report to be released on the state of hunger around the world in India starvation The situation remains worrying and has lagged behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. India has slipped to the 101st position 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 Hilf, 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.

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The GHI score (Global Hunger Index score) also fell

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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