India Fares Worse Than Its Neighbours on Global Hunger Index

New Delhi: Faring much worse than its neighbours, including Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Myanmar, India ranks 94th on the World Hunger Index for this year. The global index, which calculates the level of malnutritition in over a 100 countries, ranked India much lower than Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (73), Bangladesh (75) and Pakistan (88).

India was ranked only above 13 countries out of a total of 107, including civil war-torn nations and dictatorships like North Korea, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Haiti and Afghanistan. India’s hunger level was found to be “serious”, with a score of 27.2, according to the report jointly released by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide

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