India Slips to 107/121 in Global Hunger Index 2022
The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is considered as a tool to comprehensively measure and identify hunger at global, regional and national levels.
The Irish aid agency 'Concern World Wide' and the German organization 'Welt Hunger Life' have prepared this report jointly.
Score is given in GHI based on four factors namely malnutrition, child growth, child wasting and child mortality.
Based on these scores, countries are divided into categories of low, moderate, severe, concern, and extreme concern.
India ranks among the worst affected countries with a score of 29.1 percent.
Child wasting rate (underweight and height for age) in India is one of the worst in the world at 19.3 percent.
In 2021, India was ranked 101 in the list of 116 countries. Now it has fallen to the 107th rank in the list of 121 countries.
Other Countries: Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (81), Bangladesh (84) and Pakistan (99)