While Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows that he is making India superpower, the truth is that BJP-ruled country has slipped further on Global Hunger Index, it emerged Wednesday.
According to Concern Worldwide, an aid agency which compiled a report on hunger in countries across the world, India is ranked at 102 on a list featuring 117 countries.
The country is also the lowest ranked South Asian country on the list, even behind Pakistan, which is ranked 94th. India is also ranked below countries such as North Korea at 92.
The report warns that the progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target, that was agreed upon by leaders, is “under threat”.
The report, topped by Central African Republic, maintains that it is becoming difficult to feed the world due to climate change. It further notes that while there has been progress in reducing hunger, the gains are now being threatened and severe hunger persists.
“Hunger stubbornly persists in many countries and is actually increasing in others. Multiple countries have higher hunger levels now than in 2010, and approximately 45 countries are set to fail to achieve low levels of hunger by 2030,” said Concern Worldwide US CEO Colleen Kelly.
Among the 117 countries, 43 have “serious” levels of hunger. The report reveals that the situation in the Central African Republic is “extremely alarming” while Chad, Madagascar, Yemen.