Punjab, the grannary of India, ranks below countries like Honduras and Vietnam in terms of hunger levels while Madhya Pradesh has the most severe level of hunger in the country, followed by Jarkhand and Bihar, say’s a report. Indian states are compared to countries in the 2008 Global Hunger Index, madhya Pradesh ranks in between Ethiopia and Chad. Punjab, best performing state , is below Gabon, Honduras and Vietnam.
The rank is given on 3 basic compartment 1) Prevalence Of Child malNutrition 2) Rate Of Child Morality 3) The Proportion Of People Who are Calorie Deficient. All these are combined to form one Index to give a rank. Indian State Hunger Index found that “12” states fell in the “alarming” Catogery, and one state Madhya Pradesh fell in “Extremely Alarming” Category. Four states Kerala, Punjab, Harayana, Assam were in “Serious” Catogery.