India is surpassing Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh in malnutrition !
New Delhi – India has slipped to the101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries. Last year, India was in 94th position, which means, it has slipped by 7 positions. It is behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal. According to the joint report published by the Irish Aid Agency ‘Concern Worldwide’ and Germany’s ‘Welthungerhilfe’, there is a mention about India’s hunger level being of great concern.
Only 15 countries fare worse than India.https://t.co/KW2QpBPRf4
— The Hindu (@the_hindu) October 14, 2021
The position achieved by Nepal is 76, Myanmar 71 and Pakistan 92. Although the state of hunger is of great concern in these countries also, they have surpassed India. They have done well, compared with India, in providing food to their citizens.
India’s GHI in 2000 was 38.8 whereas from 2012 to 2021 it was between 28.8 and 27.5. The GHI score is calculated on four indicators – undernourishment; child wasting (the share of children under the age of five who are wasted i.e. who have low weight for their height, reflecting acute under nutrition); child stunting (children under the age of five who have low height for their age, reflecting chronic under nutrition) and child mortality (the mortality rate of children under the age of five). Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil, and Kuwait, shared the top rank with a GHI score of less than five.