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Last Updated : Oct 16, 2018 03:19 PM IST | Source: Moneycontrol.com

World Food Day 2018: India starves, ranks 103 on 2018 Global Hunger Index

World Food Day is observed on October 16, each year to commemorate the anniversary of the Food and Agriculture Organisation. India has an abysmal record when it comes to guaranteeing food as a basic right for its citizens.

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With October 16 observed as World Food Day 2018, here's a look at how India fares on the World Hunger Index. (Image: Reuters)
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With October 16 observed as World Food Day 2018, here's a look at how India fares on the World Hunger Index. (Image: Reuters)

India occupies the 103rd spot (from 119 countries) ranked on the 2018 global hunger index. (Image: Reuters)
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India occupies the 103rd spot (from 119 countries) ranked on the 2018 global hunger index. (Image: Reuters)

India ranks below neighbouring China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on the index. (Image: Reuters)
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India ranks below neighbouring China, Nepal, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh on the index. (Image: Reuters)

India accounts for a quarter of the world’s undernourished population. (Image: Reuters)
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India accounts for a quarter of the world’s undernourished population. (Image: Reuters)

Around 44% of children under the age of 5 are underweight in India. (Image: Reuters)
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Around 44% of children under the age of 5 are underweight in India. (Image: Reuters)

Nearly 1 in 4 children in urban India is malnourished. (Image: Reuters)
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Nearly 1 in 4 children in urban India is malnourished. (Image: Reuters)

Climate change poses a risk to food security in India. (Image: Reuters)
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Climate change poses a risk to food security in India. (Image: Reuters)

Despite making efforts to pull millions out of poverty, India has a long way to go. (Image: Reuters)
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Despite making efforts to pull millions out of poverty, India has a long way to go. (Image: Reuters)

First Published on Oct 16, 2018 03:19 pm
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