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Oct 17 2020


India Ranks 94 Out Of 107 Nations In Global Hunger Index, Categorised 'Serious'

Saturday, 17 October 2020

 India ranked 94 among 107 nations in the Global Hunger Index 2020 and is in the 'serious' hunger category with experts blaming poor implementation processes, lack of effective monitoring, siloed approach in tackling malnutrition and poor performance by large states behind the low ranking.Last year, India's rank was 102 out of 117 countries.The neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too are in the 'serious' category but ranked higher than India in this year's hunger index. While Bangladesh ranked 75, Myanmar and Pakistan are in the 78th and 88th position.

 

 

 

Nepal in 73rd and Sri Lanka in 64th position are in 'moderate' hunger category, the report showed.Seventeen nations, including China, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI scores of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index, that tracks hunger and malnutrition, said on Friday.

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