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Chidambaram Slams Modi Govt For India's Lower Rank at Global Hunger Index

The Global Hunger Index released their report on Friday, in which India stood at the 107th position among 121 nations

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Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government as India slipped to 107th position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2022. 

He took to Twitter and wrote that when he will address critical issues like malnutrition, hunger and stunting and wasting among children. 

He also mentioned that around 22.4 crore people are undernourished in the country.

He further said that Hindutava, imposition of Hindi, and spreading hatred among communities will not work as the antidote for hunger. There 19.3 per cent of children are under the 'wasted' category and 35.5 per cent of children are 'stunted' which means people are not getting food. 

The GHI released its report on Friday, in which India stood at the 107th position among 121 nations. 

Countries including Sri Lanka (64), Bangladesh (84), Nepal (81), and Pakistan (99) were reported to have better scores than India. India has been given a score of 29.1 and marked in the 'serious' category of hunger level. 

CPM Sitaram Yechury also reacted to the GHI report saying that government should take responsibility for the years it has ruled and called the Modi government disastrous for India.

For the 2022 GHI report, data were assessed for 136 countries. Out of these, there were sufficient data to calculate 2022 GHI scores for and rank 121 countries (by way of comparison, 116 countries were ranked in the 2021 report).

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