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The 2022 Global Hunger Index, announced: India has performed worse than its neighbours

The 2022 Global Hunger Index, announced on Friday. Ranked India 107th out of 121 nations. India was ranked 101st out of 116 countries last year.

For the second year in a row, India has performed worse than its neighbours, Pakistan (99th), Nepal (81st), and Bangladesh (84th). India was only two places higher than Afghanistan, which scored 109th on the hunger index.

The index estimates hunger and malnutrition levels throughout the world. This year’s study obtained data from 136 nations, but only 121 were assessed. According to the index report, adequate data for the remaining nations was not available.

Undernourishment, child wasting (the fraction of children under the age of five with low weight for their height), child stunting (children under the age of five with low height for their age), and child mortality are the four indicators used to compute the Global Hunger Index score (the mortality rate of children under the age of five).

The country’s worldwide hunger index score is 29.1, putting it in the “severe” category of hunger difficulties. India’s score has increased somewhat from 27.5 the previous year. However, India’s score in 2000 was a significantly higher 38.8 points.

Aside from “serious,” the other hunger classifications are “low,” “moderate,” “alarming,” and “extremely alarming.”

According to the study, “India’s share of the undernourished in the population is regarded as medium, and its under-five child mortality rate is rated low,”. “While child stunting has decreased significantly, from 54.2% in 1998-1999 to 35.5% in 2019-2021, it is still regarded as very high.” According to the most recent data, India has the highest child wasting rate of any GHI country, at 19.3%.

Globally, 17 nations shared the top rank, including China, Hungary, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, Russia, and Saudi Arabia. This year, no country has been classified as extremely alarming.

According to the research, worldwide progress against hunger has essentially stalled in recent years, with the African areas south of the Sahara and South Asia having the greatest levels of hunger.

“The present bombardment of overlapping global issues—violence, climate change, and the economic consequences of the COVID-19 epidemic—all of which are significant drivers of hunger,” it stated. “The Ukraine conflict has pushed up global food, fuel, and fertiliser costs, perhaps contributing to food shortages in 2023 and beyond.”

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