Global Hunger Index

Why is it in news?
  • According to the latest Global Hunger Index 2020, India ranks 94 among 107 countries.
  • India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries last year.
More from the Report:
  • The report has termed the level of hunger in India as “serious”.
  • India features behind Nepal (73), Pakistan (88) and Bangladesh (75) among others.
  • About 14% of India’s population is undernourished.
  • India recorded a child stunting rate of 37.4%.
At Global Level:
  • Globally, nearly 690 million people are undernourished.
  • The world is not on track to achieve the second Sustainable Development Goal — known as Zero Hunger by 2030.
  • At the current pace, approximately 37 countries will fail even to reach low hunger by 2030.
About the Index:
  • The Global Hunger Index calculates the levels of hunger and undernutrition worldwide.
  • The report, prepared jointly by Irish aid agency Concern Worldwide and German organisation Welt Hunger Hilfe.
  • The score is calculated on four indicators- undernourishment, Child wasting, Child Stunting and Child Mortality.

Posted by Jawwad Kazi on 17th Oct 2020