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Hunger and malnutrition

Hunger and malnutrition
India moved from 65 to 63 in the Global Hunger Index. The score improved from 22.9 in 2012 to 21.3. India continued to trail behind Pakistan and Bangladesh on the index. India is one of the three countries outside Sub-saharan Africa to have 'alarming levels' of hunger. The other two are Haiti and Timor-Leste. India continued to record one of the highest prevalence of children under five who are underweight, at more than 40%– one of the three criteria that the index is built on. The report said South Asia continued to have the maximum number of hungry people in the world, followed by sub-Saharan Africa. The report cites social inequality and low nutritional, educational, and social status of women as the major causes of child under-nutrition in South Asia. You can read more here.