India State Hunger Index

Since 2006, IFPRI has published the Global Hunger Index (GHI), an annual ranking and report that measures the state of hunger both worldwide and by country. In 2008, IFPRI—in collaboration with German NGO Welthungerhilfe and Irish NGO Concern Worldwide—constructed the India State Hunger Index (ISHI) to compare hunger levels between states within India and between Indian states and other countries ranked by the GHI.

Similar to the Global Hunger Index, the India State Hunger Index captures three interlinked dimensions of hunger—inadequate food consumption, child underweight, and child mortality. The 2008 India State Hunger Index used two data sources to estimate these totals: the third round of the National Family Health Survey (2005–06) for India (NFHS-III) data and the sixty-first round of the National Sample Survey (NSS) data from 2004–05.

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International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)
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