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India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index 2021

By Rajan Nath -- October 15, 2021 1:10 pm -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

India, with a score of 27.5, has slipped from the 94th to 101st position out of 116 countries in the 2021 Global Hunger Index (GHI).

India is now behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, stated the GHI report released on Thursday.

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India Slips To 101st Rank In Global Hunger Index 2021; Behind Pakistan, Bangladesh And Nepal

The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe, mentioned the level of hunger in India as "alarming" with its GHI score decelerating from 38.8 in 2000 to the range of 28.8 - 27.5 between 2012 and 2021.

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Global Hunger Index 2021: At 101, India behind Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh

Neighboring countries like Nepal (76), Bangladesh (76), Myanmar (71), and Pakistan (92) are also in the 'alarming' hunger category but have fared better, added the report.

Meanwhile, China, Brazil and Kuwait shared the top rank in Global Hunger Index 2021 with a GHI score of less than five, reported the GHI website.

India slips to 101st rank in Global Hunger Index 2021 behind Pakistan Bangladesh and Nepal - India Hindi News - वैश्विक भुखमरी सूचकांक में 101वें नंबर पर फिसला भारत, बांग्लादेश और पाक

GHI is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and national levels.

The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a means to compare the levels of hunger between countries and regions, and call attention to the areas of the world in greatest need of additional resources to eliminate hunger.

-PTC News

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