India ranks 94 out of 107 in the Global Hunger Index(GHI) 2020

India ranked 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 and continues to be in the “serious” hunger category, though it has made some progress, particularly since the enactment of National Food Security Act.

According to the GHI report released on Friday, with a score of 27.2, India has a level of hunger that is “serious”. According to the study, 14% of India’s population is undernourished.

India features behind Nepal (73), Pakistan (88), Bangladesh (75), Indonesia (70) among others. Out of 107 countries, only 13 countries fare worse than India including countries like Rwanda (97), Nigeria (98), Afghanistan (99), Liberia (102), Mozambique (103), Chad (107) among others.

Last year, India’s GHI rank was 102 out of 117 countries.

The Global Hunger Index is an annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerlife. It was first introduced in 2006, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels.

“Data from 1991 through 2014 for Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Pakistan showed that stunting is concentrated among children from households facing multiple forms of deprivation, including poor dietary diversity, low levels of maternal education, and household poverty,” the GHI report read

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