India ranked 101st among 116 nations in global hunger index

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Updated 2021/11/10 at 9:25 AM

India is ranked 101 out of 116 nations in the Global Hunger Index, which was released on Thursday. India is one of the 31 nations where severe hunger has been found. In the Global Hunger Index (GHI) issued last year, India was ranked 94th out of 107 nations.

India was ranked 94th out of 107 nations in 2020. With 116 nations participating, it has slipped to 101st place. India’s GHI score has likewise slowed, falling from 38.8 in 2000 to 28.8-27.5 between 2012 and 2021.

There are just 15 nations that do worse than India. Papua New Guinea (102), Afghanistan (103), Nigeria (103), Congo (105), Mozambique (106), Sierra Leone (106), Timor-Leste (108), Haiti (109), Liberia (110), Madagascar (111), Democratic Republic of Congo (112) and Somalia (115). (116).

India was likewise lagging behind the majority of its neighbours. Pakistan was ranked 92nd, Nepal was ranked 76th, and Bangladesh was likewise ranked 76th.

According to current forecasts based on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), the globe as a whole — and 47 nations in particular — will not be able to reach even low levels of hunger by 2030.

The Index measures important metrics that are used to track national, regional, and global progress toward Zero Hunger by 2030. The GHI assesses hunger on a 100-point scale based on the values of the four indicators-undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality-with 0 being the highest possible score (no hunger) and 100 being the worst. The severity of each country’s GHI score ranges from low to highly worrying.

According to the 2021 GHI ranking, Somalia has the highest level of hunger, with a GHI score of 50.8, which is considered extremely alarming. It is followed by five countries with alarming levels of hunger—Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Madagascar, and Yemen—and 31 countries with serious levels of hunger.

“Global hunger has been declining since 2000, according to GHI ratings, but progress is decreasing. Between 2006 and 2012, the global GHI score dropped 4.7 points, from 25.1 to 20.4, although it has only dropped 2.5 points since then. The worldwide prevalence of undernourishment — one of the four indicators used to compute GHI scores — is growing after decades of reduction. According to the paper, “this move may be a forerunner of reversals in other indicators of hunger.”

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