After the crusading campaigns and debates set across the country on the slowing economy, India is witnessing yet another debacle as a major part of the population is dealing with serious hunger issues. As per a news article of the Financial Express that was published in October 2018, India is among the 45 countries where citizens experience dangerous levels of hunger.
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A research on 119 countries was carried out by Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide and as per their report, India has more hunger issues than neighboring countries like Bangladesh, China, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar. Pakistan is positioned further below at 106th rank but considering the emerging superpower that India is, it is truly a disturbing position for the entire nation. The report was based on the key indicators like malnourishment, stunt growth of the children, child wasting and mortality rates, the sources said.
According to their research method, 0 is the best score and anything above 100 is a pathetic score. As per this report, the rate of undernourishment across the world decreased to 12.3 percent as compared to the results of 1999-2001 which was 17.6 percent. However, the experts say that this improvement has been uneven over the years and many countries were not included in this research due to lack of data. Therefore, it is a hard thing to say that the rate of undernourishment has gone down across the globe, they said.
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As per this report, South Asian countries have the most hunger issues after the African nations that are located in the southern part of the Sahara. A traditional rival of India, China is sitting comfortably at the 25th position much ahead of its regional counterparts. Considering the ongoing economic slowdown and unemployment issues, we can only hope that the condition of India doesn’t get worse than this as far as the GHI i.e. Global Hunger Index is concerned.