India, which has more than a fifth (21 percent) of its children wasted (weigh too little for their height), slipped three places to 100th in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI). The ranking of India in the list was 97th in 2016.
The 2017 GHI released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) termed India’s hunger levels ‘serious’ problem at hand. The data from the report showed that India ranked lower than all its neighboring countries – Nepal (72), Myanmar (77), Bangladesh (88), Sri Lanka (84) and China (29) – except Pakistan, which has been placed at 106th in the global hunger list.
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- The hunger report index of 119 countries also showed that in three years’ time India has seen a fall of 45 ranks from 55th in 2014.
Source- Business Standard