India Drops To 101st Place In Global Hunger Index 2021


India is ranked 101st out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021. It also lags behind Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal, who are all neighbours. India was formerly ranked 94th in 2020 but has dropped seven places in 2021. In a joint report for humanitarian work, Ireland's Concern Worldwide and Germany's Welt Hunger Hilf, the level of hunger in India was described as "alarming."

According to a survey published on the website of the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an organisation that monitors hunger and malnutrition, 18 countries topped the list with a GI score of less than five, including China, Brazil, and Kuwait.

On the other hand, if we talk about the neighbouring countries of India, the neighbouring country Nepal is ranked 76th in this report, Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71) and Pakistan have secured 92nd place. Although the starvation situation in these countries is also worrying, if we compare them with India, then all these countries are looking ahead. According to this report, countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Pakistan have performed better than India in providing food to their citizens.

According to the report, people were adversely affected by the restrictions imposed on Covid-19 throughout the Corona period. It has the world's highest rate of child malnutrition. In India, child wasting rates have risen from 17.1 per cent in 1998 to 17.3 per cent between 2016 and 2020. According to the research, India has improved in other areas such as the child mortality rate, the incidence of child malnutrition, and the prevalence of undernutrition due to insufficient food.

India's GHI score was 38.8 in 2000, while between 2012 and 2021, it was found to be 28.8-27.5. To determine the GHI score, four criteria are evaluated, including malnutrition, child growth rate, undernourishment, and child mortality.

According to the GHI research, the global campaign against hunger has taken a significant step backwards. According to current forecasts, the world, particularly 47 countries, would not be able to achieve low hunger levels by 2030.

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