Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

For 7PM Editorial Archives click HERE → Introduction Recently, the Global Hunger Index 2021 was released. The data for the index is sourced from FAO, the Joint database of UNICEF, WHO, World Bank and others. India has slipped seven places to rank 101 among 116 countries. Even the index showed India is improving its absolute score, its rank… Continue reading Global Hunger Index and India’s stand – Explained, pointwise

The Wide Net of Hunger

Context: Since the lockdown, the Government of India (GoI) has announced Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY) and Atmanirbhar Bharat. However, numerous studies have shown their inadequacy. What is the hunger watch survey? The Right to Food campaign in partnership with several civil society organisations initiated “Hunger Watch”, a rapid survey across 11 states from mid-September… Continue reading The Wide Net of Hunger

India fares poorly in hunger index

News: The Global Hunger Index 2020 report has been released.   Facts: About the index: It is an annual report jointly published by Ireland’s Concern Worldwide and Germany’s Welthungerhilfe. Aim: To measure and track hunger at the global, regional and country levels. Indicators: The four indicators for the index are: Undernourishment (share of the population… Continue reading India fares poorly in hunger index