Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Nepal better placed than India !
New Delhi – India has slipped to 107 in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022. The condition of India is said to be worse than Pakistan and Nepal. In GHI 2021, India was in the 101st place. This year, India has slipped to 107th place amongst 121 countries. The neighbouring countries Nepal (81), Pakistan (99), Srilanka (64) and Bangladesh (84) are ahead of India. Yemen in at the lowest position of 121 whereas the Asian countries China and Kuwait as well as European countries are on the top.
#GlobalHungerIndex #India falls to 107th rank in #ghi2022 from 101st in 2021. It is behind all its neighbours in #SouthAsia including #Pakistan #Bangladesh #Nepal except #Afghanistan #hunger #malnutrition https://t.co/2lzv5zHlO7
— India.com (@indiacom) October 15, 2022
How is the ‘Index’ derived ?
The report is prepared jointly by the Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and the German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe. The countries are evaluated on the basis of the intensity of hunger of those who are starving and accordingly the GHI score is decided. India scored a GHI of 21.1 and is said to have slipped down. According to the methodology, a score less than 9.9 is considered ‘low’, 10-19.9 is ‘moderate’, 20-34.9 is ‘serious’, 35-49.9 is ‘alarming’, and above 50 is ‘extremely alarming’.