global hunger index
The neighbouring Bangladesh, Myanmar and Pakistan too are in the ‘serious’ category but ranked higher than India in this year’s hunger index.
In India, just 9.6% of all children between 6 and 23 months of age are fed a minimum acceptable diet, the report says.
India ranks below many of its neighbouring countries.
Those who foresee promising prospects for India always emphasize the demographic dividend that the country has been reaping
India faces the dubious distinction of suffering from not just malnutrition, but also under-nutrition and micronutrient deficiencies, also known as hidden hunger, which supposedly affects around two billion people globally.