Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal are better than India in Hunger figures Index

New Delhi: There is bad news for India regarding starvation. The website that tracks Global Hunger Index ranked India below Pakistan and Nepal. The Global Hunger Index has been released in which India's position is worse than Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. India has slipped to the 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries.

In this respect, it is behind its neighbouring 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, reported on Thursday.

The report, jointly prepared by Concern Worldwide, an Irish-based aid agency, and Welt Hunger Hilfe, a German organization, described the level of hunger in India as "alarming". In the year 2020, India was ranked 94 out of 107 countries. Now it has come down to 101st place out of 116 countries. India's GHI score has also dropped. It was 38.8 in 2000, which ranged from 28.8-27.5 between 2012 and 2021.

The GHI score is calculated on four indicators, including undernourishment, malnutrition, child growth and child mortality. According to the report, neighbouring 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.  

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