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Child rights bodies express concern over India s GHI ranking

Child rights bodies have expressed concern over India s 102nd ranking in the Global Hunger Index, saying there is a need tosignificantly increase financial allocation for social sector, specially children. India ranked 102 out of 117 countries as per the Global Hunger Index 2019, while in 2018, it was ranked 103 out of 119 countries, and 83 out of 113 countries in 2000. Save the Children, a child rights body said a significant number of children in the country are undernourished and it also reflects in their national surveys. Though there was progress in reducing malnutrition as we can see between consecutive national surveys, the rate of reduction is sub-optimal. It is crucial, more than ever, that we ensure comprehensive care to under-nourished children and we hope the government will be able to drive progress more swiftly, the child rights body said in a statement. Child Rights and You (CRY) said to maintain improvement over time what is required is a significant financial ...

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