NEW DELHI: After India was ranked a lowly 102nd out of 117 countries in this year's Global Hunger Index (GHI), Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Narendra Modi-led Centre saying the country's position reveals a "colossal failure" in the policy of the central government.
"India's #GlobalHungerIndex ranking, falling steadily since 2014, has now crashed to 102/117. This ranking reveals a colossal failure in Govt policy and blows the lid off the PM's hollow "sabka vikas" claim, parroted by Modia," he said in a tweet.
With a score of 30.3, India suffers from a level of hunger that is categorised as "serious", according to the GHI report.
Even other countries in the SAARC region, like Nepal (73rd), Sri Lanka (66th), Bangladesh (88th), Myanmar (69th) and Pakistan (94th) have fared better than India, although the nations also fall in the 'serious' category.
Only Afghanistan (108th) has been ranked below India in the report.
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