Points to Remember:
- India has been classified as a country with ‘serious’ levels of hunger according to this year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI), slipping from 95th rank in 2010 to 102nd in 2019.
- The country with the severest problem of hunger at rank 117 is the Central African Republic.
- The GHI calculates the levels of hunger and undernutrition worldwide. The four indicators for the index are undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting (weight for age) and child mortality.
- Neighbouring countries like Nepal (73rd), Sri Lanka (66th), Bangladesh (88th), Myanmar (69th) and Pakistan (94th), although all in the ‘serious’ hunger category are better at feeding its citizens than India, according to this index. China (25th)has moved to a ‘low’ severity category and Sri Lanka is in the ‘moderate’ severity.
- In India, just 9.6 per cent of all children between 6 and 23 months of age are fed a minimum acceptable diet.
- India’s child wasting rate is extremely high at 20.8 per cent, the highest for any country in this report.
Read more at: Global Hunger Index (Official site)
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- What is the rank of India in this year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI)? 102
- As per this year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI), which country has the severest problem of hunger ranked at 117? Central African Republic
- Recently India has been classified under which category of hunger in this year’s Global Hunger Index (GHI)? ‘serious’ level