Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2020 released
Part of: GS Prelims and GS-II – Hunger; Policy and governance
- Global Hunger Index report was recently released.
- Published by: Jointly by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Concern Worldwide, and Welthungerhilfe (WHH)
- India: 94th rank among 107 countries
- It continues to be in the “serious” hunger category.
- However, it has made some progress, particularly since the enactment of National Food Security Act.
- Bangladesh: 75th rank
- Myanmar: 78th rank
- Pakistan: 88th rank
- Nepal: 73rd rank and
- Sri Lanka: 64th rank
- Last year, India’s rank was 102 out of 117 countries.
- The neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too were in the “serious” category.
- They ranked higher than India in 2020’s index.
- Nepal and Sri Lanka are in “moderate” hunger category.
- Undernourished: 14% of India’s population
- Stunting: 37.4% among children under five
- Wasting: 17.3%
- Under-five mortality rate: 3.7%
Do you know?
- The GHI is calculated by using a three-step process.
- The indicators used are percentage of undernourished population, percentage of children under five years suffering from wasting and stunting, and child mortality.