NEW DELHI: India continues to have serious levels of widespread hunger forcing it to be ranked a lowly 97 among 118 developing countries for which the Global Hunger Index (GHI) was calculated this year.
Countries worse than India include extremely poor African countries such as Niger, Chad, Ethiopia and Sierra Leone besides two of India's neighbours: Afghanistan and Pakistan. Other neighbours Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and China are all ranked above India.
The GHI is calculated by taking into account four key parameters: shares of undernourished population, wasted and stunted children aged under 5, and infant mortality rate of the same age group.
Of the 131 countries studied, data was available for 118 countries. This year, for the first time, two measures of child hunger -wasting and stunting -have been used to give a more complete picture. Wasting refers to low weight in relation to a child's height, reflecting acute undernutrition.Stunting refers to the deficiency in height in relation to age, reflecting chronic undernutrition.
Truth Only - 12 hours ago
congress has looted in such a way its take some time to modi to brings things in normal ..we have full faith on him ...god bless him ..jai hind
If there was so much hunger and malnutrition as suggested by the report people of kashmir should not have the strength to throw stones. Bogus report!
Yes Fake report. People in poverty would not fight a army. India is feeding its citizen well - kashmir case in point. Those people seem to be well fed.