Global Hunger Index – 2017

Dear Editor,
According to Global Hunger Index – 2017, India’s position is now only better than Afghanistan and Pakistan among Asian countries. While India ranks 100 among 119 countries, China in spite of its vast population has managed to get 29th position. Even Bangladesh has fared much better than us and ranks 88th. It is a matter of concern that only 9.6 per cent of our children between 6 and 23 months of age, receive adequate diet and as many as 97 million children in India are underweight! How can India be strong if our children are weak?
Sujit De, Kolkata