India ranked 100th in Global Hunger Index - Need to worry for Indian Economy!

India has been ranked to a very low position of 100th out of 119 nations in 2017 in Global Hunger Index last among the BRICS nations(Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa).India ties up with Djibouti and Rwanda for the 100th rank with a score o 31.4 out of 100 in which 0 being best and 100 being worst.
Global Hunger Index 2017
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India's wasting rate has not improved over the last 25 years,even though the child stunting rate has improved over the period.
India has give importance to two national programmes addressing nutrition namely the Integrated Child Development Services(ICDS) and the National Health Mission,but these do not reached enough people.
India's Global Hunger Index 1992-2017
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India has to address three concerns for child nutrition-
1.The availability of solid food with breast milk for young children declined from 52.7% to 42.7%.
2.The proportion of children between 6 and 23 months who received an adequate diet was very low to 9.6%.
3.No more than 48.4% of households had access to improved sanitation facilities which is an important factor in improving nutrition.
Global Hunger Index-India and it's neighbours
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As said,India is last among the BRICS nations(Brazil,Russia,India,China and South Africa).Of India's neighbours in South Asia,Nepal,Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are doing better than India,while Pakistan and Afghanistan are doing worse.

What is Global Hunger Index?
Global Hunger Index tracks the state of hunger worldwide,highlighting those places where action to address hunger is most importantly needed.The 2017 Global Hunger Index, published by Washington-based International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)      
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