Look at the list of the15 countries who performed worse than India — Papua New Guinea, Afghanistan, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Sierra Leone, Timor-Leste, Haiti, Liberia, Madagascar, Congo, Chad, Yemen and Somalia.
The GHI further revealed that we are performing poorer than all our neighbours in South Asia. Among those neighbours, Pakistan was ranked 92, Bangladesh and Nepal 76 and Sri Lanka at 65.
The ‘development’ strategy pursued by the RSS-BJP government has been facilitating the profit-making frenzy of the super-rich while ignoring the starving vast majority among the poor. The result was the conclusive findings in the Global Hunger Index. India has found a place in the not-so-prestigious list of 31 countries where hunger has been identified as ‘serious’.