India is ranked 102 of 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2019, behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh
New Delhi: On Wednesday Congress leader Rahul Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi on India’s global hunger Index Ranking and it reveals a “colossal failure” in government policy and exposes the lid off the PM’s “hollow sab ka sath sab ka Vikas” claim.
India is ranked 102 of 117 countries in the Global Hunger Index 2019, behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Seventeen countries, including Belarus, Ukraine, Turkey, Cuba, and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI scores of less than five, the website of the Global Hunger Index that tracks hunger and malnutrition.
The report said the shares of wasting (or low weight for height) among children in India rose from 16.5 per cent in the 2008-2012 period to 20.8 per cent in 2014-2018. Just 9.6 per cent of all children between 6 and 23 months of age are fed a “minimum acceptable diet”.
The government of India, last year, assured it will work hard to achieve the goal of ‘zero hunger’ by 2030. In 2018, India ranked 103rd among 119 countries on the global hunger index.
“India’s Global Hunger Index ranking, falling steadily since 2014, has now crashed to 102/117,” said Gandhi.
India’s #GlobalHungerIndex ranking, falling steadily since 2014, has now crashed to 102/117.
This ranking reveals a colossal failure in Govt policy and blows the lid off the PM’s hollow “sabka vikas” claim, parroted by Modia. https://t.co/7I5vZLH0XM
— Rahul Gandhi (@RahulGandhi) October 16, 2019
Rahul Gandhi said “This ranking reveals a colossal failure in government policy and blows the lid off the PM’s hollow ‘sabka vikas‘ claim, parroted by Modia (sic),” the former Congress president said, attacking the PM and taking a dig at the media.
Earlier also senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal attacked Modi over India’s ranking in the Global Hunger Index, saying the PM should concentrate less on politics and more on the children in the country.
Concentrate less on politics more on our children . They are our future .
India slips on Global Hunger Index (GHI)
2010 : 95th rank
2019 : 102nd rank
93% of children (6 to 23) months don’t get minimum acceptable diet
— Kapil Sibal (@KapilSibal) October 16, 2019