- Neighbouring Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh fare better than India in Global Hunger Index
New Delhi: Access to food in India is far from satisfactory. The level of hunger in the country is ‘alarming’, according to the Global Hunger Index report.
As per the website, India is ranked 101 among 116 countries, behind Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Countries like Ethiopia, Sudan, Rwanda, too, fared better than India.
In 2020, India was ranked 94 among 107 nations in the global hunger index.
There are 18 countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, that share the top ranki with a global hunger index (GHI) of less than five.
The report has been jointly prepared by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organization Welt Hunger Hilfe.
About GHI score
The GHI is calculated on four parameters like undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting and child mortality. GHI scores are given on a severity scale of 0 to 100 where zero is the best and 100 is the worst, though both are practically not possible. The scale shows the severity of hunger from low to extremely alarming.
India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Myanmar are all in the ‘alarming’ category.
Kapil Sibal takes a jibe at Modi
Following the report, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal took to Twitter on Friday, mocking PM Narendra Modi for his claims.
In the sarcasm-laced tweet, he congratulated Modi for eradicating poverty and hunger among other points.
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