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What explains India’s poor rank under the Global Hunger Index, and what are the solutions?

What explains India’s poor rank under the Global Hunger Index, and what are the solutions? Context The Global Hunger Index is a peer-reviewed annual report, jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe, designed to comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. Parameters used to calculate the GHI: Undernourishment: It is the share of the population with insufficient caloric intake, and uses Food and Agriculture Organ

The nutrition fallout of school closures

The nutrition fallout of school closures Context: The article analyzes the negative impact the school closures have had on the nutrition status of children. Challenges posed by the lockdown: The MDMS has been virtually dysfunctional due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Serving hot meals, at the children’s homes or even at the centre, poses many challenges in the present scenario. Even states like Tamil Nadu, with a relatively good infrastructure for the MDMS, are unable to s

Stepping out of the shadow of India’s malnutrition

Stepping out of the shadow of India’s malnutrition Context: Two recent reports: the annual report on “The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2020” by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations and the 2020 Hunger report, “Better Nutrition, Better Tomorrow” by the Bread for the World Institute give out staggering facts about Indian food insecurity and malnutrition. Malnutrition in India Using two globally recognise

Discouraging Numbers (NFHS - 5)

Discouraging numbers     Early data from NFHS-5 show decline in key anthropometric and nutrition indicators. India has been one of the countries to have had among the worst effects of CoVID 19 pandemic. Pandemic and lockdown has led to new issues related to Food security and Food consumption for impoverished Indians. But the National Family Health Survey Data - 5 has shown the scale of the crisis which was conducted before the pandemic and its impact.   For t

Global Hunger Index

Global Hunger Index and India Context: Highly Important for PT-MAINS-PT – Useful in Paper-3 and Sociology Annual Report: Jointly published by Concern Worldwide and Welthungerhilfe. It was first produced in 2006. It is published every October. The 2021 edition marks the 16th edition of the GHI. Aim: To comprehensively measure and track hunger at the global, regional, and country levels. Calculation: It is calculated on the basis of four indicators: Undernourishment: Sha

Global Hunger Index 2022

Global Hunger Index 2022 India has performed worse than every nation in South Asia, with the exception of war-torn Afghanistan, according to the Global Hunger Index 2022. It came in at number 107 out of 121 nations. Referring to the Global Hunger Index (GHI) India dropped to 101st place out of 116 countries according to the GHI 2021. (from its 94th position in 2020). The GHI is a tool created to fully assess and monitor hunger at the international, regional, and national levels

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