The Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 has ranked India 101st out of 116 countries. In 2020, India was ranked 94 out of 107 countries. As per the 2021 rankings, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal have performed better than India. 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”.
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 parameters, including undernourishment, malnutrition, child growth rate and child mortality. In the year 2020, India was ranked 94th out of 107 countries. Now it has come down to 101st place out of 116 countries.
These countries including Pakistan performed better than India
According to the report, neighboring countries such as Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan (92) are also in a worrying position due to hunger, but in comparison to India, they are all concerned about providing food to their citizens. has performed better. The report said that people have been badly affected due to Kovid-19 and pandemic restrictions in India, which has the highest rate of child wasting in the world.
India has improved on many parameters
According to the report, the rate of child wasting in India has increased from 17.1 percent between 1998 and 2002 to 17.3 percent between 2016 and 2020. The report said that India has shown improvement in other parameters such as child mortality, prevalence of child stunting and prevalence of undernutrition due to inadequate food.
These five countries including China are on the top position
Eighteen countries with GHI scores of less than five shared the top spot in the report, including China, Brazil and Kuwait. According to the GHI report, the fight against hunger for the entire world is derailing dangerously. Based on current projections, the world, and 47 countries in particular, will be unable to achieve low levels of hunger by 2030.