With a global hunger index (GHI) score of 31.4, India is at the high end of the "serious" category, the report said, adding, "given that three quarters of South Asia's population reside in India, the situation in that country strongly influences South Asia's regional score".
With a 31.4 GHI score, reaching the high end of the serious category that ranges between 20-34.9, the country's rank slipped by three notches compared to a year ago when it ranked 97th on GHI 2016.
According to health authorities despite good health indicators at national level, which stand out in comparison to Sri Lanka's South Asian neighbors maternal and child undernourishment continues to be a major challenge in the country.
India's poor performance brings to the fore the disturbing reality of the country's stubbornly high proportions of malnourished children-more than one-fifth of Indian children under five weigh too little for their height and over a third are too short for their age, IFPRI said in a statement.
In the case of Sri Lanka, examination of its GHI indicator values reveals that while the prevalence of undernourishment, child stunting, and child mortality have declined moderately, child wasting has gone up.
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The 2017 GHI scores show that the level of hunger in the world has decreased by 27% since 2000.
China ranked at 29th spot in the report.
Prevalence of wasting in Sri Lankan children under five years increased to 21.4 percent in the five-year period from 2012-2016. Other countries with large populations of undernourished children are Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Cambodia-nations that are economically weaker than India. Further, India's child wasting rate has not substantially improved over the past 25 years, said the comprehensive report.
The country was ranked 90th among 118 countries in 2016. On the GHI severity scale, India is at the high end of the "serious" category, owing mainly to the fact that one in every five children under age 5 is "wasted" (low weight for height).
The report says, "India has implemented a "massive scale-up" of two national programmes that address nutrition - the Integrated Child Development Services and the National Health Mission - but these have yet to achieve adequate coverage".
But the country has made progress in other areas, the report said. The plan shows stronger commitment and greater investments in tackling malnutrition in the coming years.
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