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Centre trashes Hunger Index, says methodology of survey unscientific

NEW DELHI: In a strongly worded rebuttal, the Centre questioned the methodology followed by Global Hunger Report 2021 where India has moved down to 101st position in the Index (GHI) of 116 countries, from its 2020 rank of 94, pointing out that the data was based on a “telephonic estimate” from Gallup calls. India slammed the findings that found it lagging its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal, saying the “four question” survey did not include a query on whether respondents had recieved support from government schemes during the pandemic. It also pointed out the report’s incongruous conclusion that countries […]

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