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India ranks 94th among 107 countries in Global Hunger Index of IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute)

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    World Affairs
  • Published
    19th Oct, 2020

  • The report is a peer-reviewed publication released annually by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide.
  • The GHI scores are based on a formula that captures three dimensions of hunger—insufficient caloric intake, child under nutrition, and child mortality—using four component indicators:
    • UNDERNOURISHMENT: the share of the population that is under-nourished, reflecting insufficient caloric intake.
    • CHILD WASTING:the share of children under the age of five who are wasted (low weight-for-height), reflecting acute under nutrition.
    • CHILD STUNTING:the share of children under the age of five who are stunted (low height-for-age), reflecting chronic under nutrition.
    • CHILD MORTALITY:the mortality rate of children under the age of five.
  • The GHI ranks countries on a 100-point scale,with 0 being the best score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst.
  • Values less than 10 reflect low hunger,
  • values from 20 to 34.9 indicate serious hunger;
  • values from 35 to 49.9 are alarming; and
  • values of 50 or more are extremely alarming.
  • India has the highest prevalence of wasted children less than five years in the world, which reflects acute under nutrition.
  • India ranks 94 out of 107 countries in the Index, lower than her neighbours such as Bangladesh (75) and Pakistan (88).
  • The report put India under serious category with the score of 27.2. The child stunting rate in India was 37.4 %. The child wasting was at 17.3 %. The undernourishment rate of India was at 14% and child mortality at 3.7 %.