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INDIA | RANK: 65, GHI: 23.90 (Alarming)According to WFP, India accounts around 50% of the world’s hungry.  (more than in the whole of Africa) and its fiscal deficit is one of the highest in the world.  India’s Global Hunger Index (GHI) score is 23.7,  a rank of 66th out of 88 countries.  India’s rating is slightly above Bangladesh but below all other South Asian nations and listed under “ALARMING” category.  Ref: IFPRI Country Report on India

Around six out of 10 Indians live in the countryside, where abject poverty is widespread. 34.7 % of the Indian population lives with an income below $ 1 a day and 79.9 % below $ 2 a day. According to the India’s planning commission report 26.1 % of the population live below the poverty line. [World Bank’s poverty line of $1 a day, but the Indian poverty line of Rs 360 a month, or 30 cents a day].

Written by Cyber Gandhi

November 1, 2009 at 5:42 am

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