India positioned 94 among 107 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2020 and is in the ‘serious’ hunger class with specialists accusing helpless execution measures, absence of viable checking, siloed approach in handling lack of healthy sustenance and lacklustre showing by enormous states behind the low positioning.
A year ago, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 nations.
The neighboring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan also are in the ‘serious’ classification yet positioned higher than India in the current year’s appetite file. While Bangladesh positioned 75, Myanmar and Pakistan are in the 78th and 88th position.
Nepal in 73rd and Sri Lanka in 64th position are in ‘moderate’ hunger class, the report appeared.
Seventeen countries, including China, Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba and Kuwait, high level with GHI scores of under five, the site of the Global Hunger Index, that tracks hunger and ailing health, said on Friday.
As per the report, 14 percent of India’s populace is undernourished.
It additionally indicated the nation recorded a 37.4 percent stunting rate among kids under five and a squandering pace of 17.3 percent. The under-five death rate remained at 3.7 percent.