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India’s pathetic position on Global Hunger Index and a step to tackle in Coimbatore

By on 15th October 2021 0 113 Views

 

India ranks 101 out of 116 countries, according to GHI report 2021. With a score of 27.5, India has a level of hunger that is serious.

India’s position has stepped up to 101 from 94 last year and placed behind the countries like Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal.

The GHI score is calculated on four indicators – undernourishment, child wasting ( the children who have low weight for their height), child stunting ( the children who have low height for their age), and child mortality.

Global hunger index

Neighboring countries like Nepal, Bangladesh, Myanmar, and Pakistan are also in the “Alarming Hunger” category but have fared better at feeding their citizens than India, according to the report.

The 2021 Global Hunger Index ( GHI ) points to a dire hunger situation fueled by a toxic cocktail of the climate crisis, the covid -19 pandemic, and increasingly severe and protracted violent conflicts. Progress toward Zero Hunger by 2030, already far too slow, is showing signs of stagnating or even being reversed.

No Food Waste is a Coimbatore-based Not-for-Profit organization that aims to redistribute excess food from weddings, parties, events to those who are hungry.

You can reach No food waste directly on 90877 90877 or mail to info@nofoodwaste.org

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