News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Gaurav Pandey
Updated Thu, 14 Oct 2021 09:05 PM IST
The Global Hunger Index for the year 2021 has been released. India’s situation has become more worrying this time and the country has slipped from 94th place last year to 101st place. read full report
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A report released on Thursday on the website of the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an organization tracking hunger and malnutrition, said that 18 countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, topped the list with GHI scores of less than five. This report has been prepared jointly by Ireland’s aid agency Concern Worldwide and Germany’s organization Weld Hunger Hilf.
In 2020 there were 107 countries in this list and India was ranked 94th. Now there have been 116 countries in this list, so India has come at 101st place. India’s GHI score was 38.8 in 2000, which ranged from 28.8 to 27.5 in 2012 to 2021. According to the report, it is difficult to be optimistic in 2021 as hunger forces are now dominating good intentions and lofty goals.
This is how the GHI score is calculated
The GHI score is based on four indicators. undernutrition; Child wasting (children under the age of five who are underweight for their height, indicating acute malnutrition); Child stunting (children under five who are short for age, indicating chronic malnutrition) and child mortality (mortality among children under five).
According to the report, India’s share in child wasting increased from 17.1 per cent between 1998-2002 to 17.3 per cent in 2016-2020. It said that India is the country with the highest child wasting where people have been badly affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic and the restrictions imposed due to it.
This is the position in the Global Hunger Index of neighboring countries
Talking about the position of India’s neighboring countries in the Global Hunger Index, Nepal is at 76th place. At the same time, Bangladesh is at 76th position, Myanmar is at 71st and Pakistan is at 92nd position. The report has also termed the hunger situation in these countries as worrying, but it has been said that these countries are in a much better position than India in alleviating the hunger of their citizens.