1. Rahul Gandhi tweets this poetic taunt at PM Modi as India slips to 100th rank on Global Hunger Index

Rahul Gandhi tweets this poetic taunt at PM Modi as India slips to 100th rank on Global Hunger Index

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a poetic jibe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after India slipped three notches to 100 among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017.

By: | New Delhi | Published: October 13, 2017 3:45 PM
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Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a poetic jibe at the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after India slipped three notches to 100 among 119 countries on the Global Hunger Index (GHI), 2017. Gandhi took to Twitter and shared a few lines from a poem written by Dushyant Kumar, a famous Hindi poet. “If you are hungry, be patient! So what if you have no bread? Hunger is a hot topic, these days, Of debate in the Delhi Durbar! – Dushyant Kr,” Gandhi tweeted. This came in the wake of the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in its report saying that India hs slipped further. The report states that the country’s serious hunger level is driven by high child malnutrition and underlines need for stronger commitment to the social sector.

Last year, India stood at 97th position. “India is ranked 100th out of 119 countries, and has the third highest score in all of Asia — only Afghanistan and Pakistan are ranked worse,” IFPRI said in a statement. “At 31.4, India’s 2017 GHI score is at the high end of the ‘serious’ category, and is one of the main factors pushing South Asia to the category of worst performing region on the GHI this year, followed closely by Africa South of the Sahara,” it added.

The IFPRI ranking shows India trailing many of its neighbouring countries including China (29th rank), Nepal (72), Myanmar (77), Sri Lanka (84) and Bangladesh (88). However, it is still ahead of Pakistan and Afghanistan which are ranked 106 and 107 respectively. The GHI, from the past 12 years, ranks countries based on four key indicators — undernourishment, child mortality, child wasting and child stunting.

“India’s ranking on the Global Hunger Index (GHI) again this year brings to the fore the disturbing reality of the country’s stubbornly high proportions of malnourished children,” the IFPRI statement added further.

  1. Virendra Sason
    Oct 14, 2017 at 3:28 pm
    क्या यही है, विश्व की दृष्टि में भारत का सम्मान ? क्या इसी लिए IIT, IIM व मे ल कालेज बनाये गए थे ? मोदी सरकार के आने के बाद से भारत, "वैश्विक भूख सूचकांक" में नेपाल, म्यांमार, श्री लंका, बंगलादेश इत्यादि से भी बदतर स्थिति में पहुंच चुका है। तीन सालों से गिरावट जारी है।
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    1. Rohit Chauhan
      Oct 13, 2017 at 7:24 pm
      भूख है तो सब्र कर रोटी नहीं तो क्या हुआ आजकल दिल्ली में है ज़ेर-ए-बहस ये मुदद्आ । मौत ने तो धर दबोचा एक चीते कि तरह ज़िंदगी ने जब छुआ तो फ़ासला रखकर छुआ । गिड़गिड़ाने का यहां कोई असर होता नही पेट भरकर गालियां दो, आह भरकर बददुआ । क्या वज़ह है प्यास ज्यादा तेज़ लगती है यहाँ लोग कहते हैं कि पहले इस जगह पर था कुँआ । आप ने पहनकर छू रहे हैं आग को आप के भी ख़ून का रंग हो गया है साँवला । इस अंगीठी तक गली से कुछ हवा आने तो दो जब तलक खिलते नहीं ये कोयले देंगे धुँआ । दोस्त, अपने मुल्क कि किस्मत पे रंजीदा न हो उनके हाथों में है पिंजरा, उनके पिंजरे में सुआ । इस शहर मे वो कोई बारात हो या वारदात अब किसी भी बात पर खुलती नहीं हैं खिड़कियाँ ।
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