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India slips 3 notches to 100 on Global Hunger Index; trails N Korea, Iraq

Placed behind even North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq; hunger situation in the country rated 'serious'

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Global Hunger Index

Sanjeeb Mukherjee & Abhishek Waghmare  |  New Delhi 

India has a ‘serious’ hunger problem at hand, with the country slipping three notches to 100 among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. This is worse than the likes of North Korea, Bangladesh, and Iraq, and better only than Pakistan and Afghanistan among Asian countries.

The index shows that more than a fifth of Indian children under the age of five weigh too little for their height and a third are too short for their age. At 31.4, India’s 2017 GHI score is at the high end of the “serious” category, and one of the main factors pushing ...

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 23:52 IST
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