India lags behind Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal in terms of hunger, ranking 107th in Global Hunger Index
Global Hunger Index 2022: India has lagged behind neighbouring countries Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Nepal in the Global Hunger Index. India has slipped 6 places to 107th position this year in the Global Hunger Index, a report released on hunger.
The report of the Global Hunger Index for the year 2022 has been released, which has increased India's concern. India has slipped 6 places from last year to the 107th position. India's ranking in South Asia is better than only Afghanistan's. Neighbouring countries are better than India, in which Pakistan is ranked 99th, Sri Lanka is 64th and Nepal is 81st. At the same time, Bangladesh has also ranked 84th ahead of India in this list.
Afghanistan is the only country in South Asia on the Global Hunger Index, which is behind India. Afghanistan is present in this list at 109 ranks, 2 points behind India. The Global Hunger Index is calculated on the basis of 100 points, which indicates the severity of hunger. Its India score is 29.1, which falls under the severe category.
Below India in the Global Hunger Index are many other countries including Zambia, Afghanistan, Timor-Leste, Guinea-Bissau, Sierra Leone, Lesotho, Liberia, Niger, Haiti, Chad, and Dame. Along with this, the ranks of many other countries including Guinea, Mozambique, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Burundi, Somalia, South Sudan and Syria cannot be determined.
India's child mortality rate has improved marginally. Child stunting declined from 38.7% to 35.5% between 2014 and 2022. During the same period, the child mortality rate has also come down from 4.6% to 3.3%.
Hunger is monitored at the global, regional and national levels to prepare the report of the Global Hunger Index. Along with this, the Global Hunger Index is calculated on the basis of 100 points, which is determined on the basis of malnutrition, stunted growth of children, malnutrition in infants and child mortality.