Global Hunger Index 2017: India ranks 100th

India, which has more than a fifth (21 percent) of its children wasted (weigh too little for their height), slipped three places to 100th in the 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) - three places down from last year’s rank of 97th.

The 2017 GHI released by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) on Thursday termed India's hunger levels ‘serious’ problem at hand.

The data from the report showed that India ranked lower than all its neighbouring countries - Nepal (72), Myanmar (77), Bangladesh (88), Sri Lanka (84) and China (29) - except Pakistan, which has been placed at 106th in the global hunger list.

The report revealed that even North Korea (93) and Iraq (78) fared better in hunger parameters and GHI rankings.

The countries’ position on the index is ranked on the basis of undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting and child stunting.

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