GHI shows there is serious hunger in India: Chidambaram

GHI shows there is serious hunger in India: Chidambaram

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New Delhi, Oct 17: Continuing his attack on the NDA Government on the current state of the indian economy, former Finance Minister and senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Thursday said that India’s rank of 112 out of 117 countries in the Global Hunger index shows that there is serious Hunger in the country.

In a series of tweets posted on his behalf by his family, Mr Chidambaram also said that the decrease in the per capita consumption in rural and urban areas meant that the poor are consuming less.

’’Two more economic indicators for you to draw your own conclusions - 1. Imports are down by 13.9 per cent, exports are down by 6.6 per cent. Meaning, thousands of jobs are lost every month.

Today’s economic indicators: per capita consumption expenditure for urban and rural India has decreased. Meaning, the poor are consuming less. India’s rank in the Hunger Index is 112 out of 117 countries. Meaning, there is serious hunger,’’ Mr Chidambaram tweeted.

The Opposition has been attacking the NDA Government on India’s poor ranking in the global hunger index which is even lower than other south east Asian countries.(UNI)