NEW DELHI: While Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vows that he is making India a superpower, the truth is the BJP-ruled country has slipped further on Global Hunger Index, it emerged Wednesday.
According to Concern Worldwide, an aid agency which compiles the report, 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 was ranked 94th. India is also ranked below countries such as North Korea, Bangladesh and Iraq.
The report warned that the progress towards a 2030 zero hunger target that was agreed upon by leaders across the words was “under threat”.
Among the 117 countries, 43 have “serious” levels of hunger. The report said that the Central African Republic is in the “extremely alarming” level in the hunger index while Chad, Madagascar, Yemen and Zambia were in the “alarming” level.