India fares poorly in hunger index

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published Published on Oct 16, 2020   modified Modified on Oct 17, 2020

-The Hindu

Country has the highest prevalence of ‘wasted children’; even Bangladesh and Pakistan score better

India has the highest prevalence of wasted children under five years in the world, which reflects acute undernutrition, according to the Global Hunger Index 2020. The situation has worsened in the 2015-19 period, when the prevalence of child wasting was 17.3%, in comparison to 2010-14, when it was 15.1%.

Overall, India ranks 94 out of 107 countries in the Index, lower than neighbours such as Bangladesh (75) and Pakistan (88). 2020 scores reflect data from 2015-19. The Index, which was released on Friday, is a peer-reviewed report released annually by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe.

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The Hindu, 16 October, 2020, https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/india-fares-poorly-in-hunger-index/article32876195.ece


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