ghi: On hunger index, India trails Pakistan, Bangladesh & Nepal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India has slipped to the one hundred and first place within the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 international locations and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal.
Eighteen international locations, together with China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the highest rank with a GHI rating of lower than 5, the web site of the Global Hunger Index. which tracks hunger and malnutrition, mentioned on Thursday. The report, ready collectively by Irish help company Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, termed the extent of hunger in India “alarming”.
In 2020, India was ranked 94th out of 107 international locations. Now with 116 international locations within the fray, it has dropped to one hundred and first rank. India’s GHI rating has additionally decelerated — from 38.8 in 2000 to the vary of 28.8-27.5 between 2012 and 2021.
The GHI rating is calculated on 4 indicators — undernourishment; youngster losing (the share of kids below the age of 5 who’re wasted i.e who’ve low weight for his or her peak, reflecting acute undernutrition); youngster stunting (kids below the age of 5 who’ve low peak for his or her age, reflecting power undernutrition) and youngster mortality (the mortality charge of kids below the age of 5).
“People have been severely hit by Covid-19 and pandemic-related restrictions in India,” the report mentioned. Neighbouring international locations like Nepal and Pakistan have fared higher at feeding its residents than India, in keeping with the report.

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