Hunger & Malnutrition

India's battle against malnutrition

India’s Battle Against Malnutrition

India has been ranked 94 on the 2020 Global Hunger Index (GHI), lower than neighbours like Bangladesh and Pakistan. The GHI is an annual peer-reviewed publication by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. The number of young children in India who are very short and thin puts it alongside the poorest African nations. In 2020, India falls …

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75th Anniversary of FAO

Daily PIB News (October 16, 2020): 75th Anniversary Of FAO

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 19 released commemorative coins of Rs 75 denomination to mark the 75th Anniversary of FAO. He dedicated to the nation, 17 recently developed biofortified varieties of crops. He listed the initiatives by the Government to fight malnutrition such as National Nutrition Mission (POSHAN Abhiyaan), construction of toilets under Swachh …

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Global Hunger Index 2020

Global Hunger Index 2020

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) is a tool designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at global, regional, and national levels. GHI scores are calculated each year to assess progress and setbacks in combating hunger. The GHI is designed to raise awareness and understanding of the struggle against hunger, provide a way to compare levels of …

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Why Should India Worry About Its Poor Ranking In The Global Hunger Index?

India’s ranking in the Global Hunger Index 2019 is 102 among the 117 countries. India finding its name at the bottom of the index is clearly a matter of grave concern. If we compare India’s performance with the past year, it has jumped one place, but India is not better off in comparison to the …

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