India’s Global Hunger Index

Part of: GS Prelims and Mains II – Health; Poverty; Social/Welfare issue 

About: 

  • India ranked 102nd on the Global Hunger Index, despite high food production. 
  • Nutritional security requires measures to improve protein and vitamin deficiencies. 

Global Hunger Index (GHI) Report 

  • Prepared by the Concern Worldwide (an Irish agency) and the Welt Hunger Hilfe (a German organization) 
  • The report is based on four GHI indicators namely, undernourishment, child stunting, child wasting, and child mortality. 
  • India’s child wasting rate was extremely high at 20.8% – the highest 
  • India’s rank has slipped from 95th position (in 2010) to 102nd (in 2019) 

Child wasting 

  • Child wasting refers to the share of children under the age of five who are wasted, i.e, they have low weight with respect to their height, reflecting acute undernutrition. 

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