Peningkatan Child Stunting India Tahun 2014 - 2017

  • Dea Prastiwi Winahyuningrum International Relation Department, Politic and Social Science Faculty, University of Jember, Jember 68121, Indonesia


In 2014, the India Global Hunger Index was 17,8. Then in 2017, India Global Hunger Index increased to 31,4, putting it at the rank of 100 categorized as serious. Comparing with the other countries in south Asia, India Global Hunger Index is higher than Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. India is only slightly above Pakistan and Afghanistan. There are many reasons why the hunger problem is high in South Asia. In India, the hunger problem is caused by child stunting. Child stunting grow highly in India with the number of 38,8%. This number can considered as the highest in the south Asia region. Child stunting in India grows every year from 2014 with 37% to 2017 with 38,8%. Child stunting grow high in India because of poor food security and health security. Poor food security in India related to the availability of food and bad access to the food. Meanwhile, poor health security in India related to the bad condition of health facility such as sanitation. The availability of food has decreased because of climate changes such as drought which caused the crops decreased. In other hand, bad access for food is caused by bad implementation of government policy. Due to the low availability of food in India, malnutrition among mothers grows high. Because of the bad access to the food, baby diet becomes poor. It also occurs due to the lack of health education from the government. These are the reason why child stunting in India keeps increasing from 2014 to 2017.

How to Cite
WINAHYUNINGRUM, Dea Prastiwi. Peningkatan Child Stunting India Tahun 2014 - 2017. Electronical Journal of Social and Political Sciences (E-SOSPOL), [S.l.], v. 6, n. 2, p. 1-13, dec. 2021. ISSN 2830-3903. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 16 apr. 2024. doi: