India reject Global Hunger Index saying it suffers from “serious methodological issues.” Further, centre also slams the index, saying the ranking is an “erroneous measure of hunger”.
India reject Global Hunger Index
The Central Government further said, the ranking paints India as a nation not fulfilling the food security and requirements of the people.
India slips to 107th rank from 101st on the 2022 Global Hunger Index out of 121 countries.
Reportedly, India ranks below Sri Lanka (64), Nepal (81), Bangladesh (84), and Pakistan (99). Scoring less than five, a total of seventeen countries including China, Kuwait, Turkey, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Croatia and Estonia top the list.
The list was published jointly by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerlife to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional and country levels.
The Global Hunger Index is calculated with a 100-point scale, showing undernourishment, child wasting, child stunting, and child mortality.
The 2022 Global Hunger Index reflects both the scandal of alarming hunger in too many countries, as well as the changing trajectory in countries where decades of progress in tackling hunger are being eroded. GHI scores are based on the values of four component indicators: undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality. While undernourishment represents the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake.