India is ranked 101st out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index.

16th Oct,2021

India is ranked 101st out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index.



India is placed 101 out of 116 countries in the Global Hunger Index, which was released on Thursday. India is one of the 31 countries where severe hunger has been identified. In the Global Hunger Index (GHI) released last year, India was rated 94th out of 107 countries.India was also lagging behind the majority of its neighbours. Pakistan was ranked 92nd, Nepal was ranked 76th, and Bangladesh was likewise ranked 76th.According to current forecasts based on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), the globe as a whole — and 47 countries in particular — will not be able to reach even low levels of hunger by 2030. Despite the fact that GHI scores demonstrate that global hunger has decreased since 2000, progress is slowing. Between 2006 and 2012, the global GHI score dropped 4.7 points, from 25.1 to 20.4, but it has only dropped 2.5 points since then. The global prevalence of undernourishment — one of the four indicators used to compute GHI scores — is growing after decades of reduction. According to the paper, this move may be a forerunner of reversals in other indicators of hunger.