India ranks 94 among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index 2020, the report released on Friday said. 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 features behind Nepal (73), Pakistan (88), Bangladesh (75), Indonesia (70) among others. 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.
Last year, India’s GHI rank was 102 out of 117 countries.
The reports also state 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”.
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.
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