New Delhi: At a time when the world celebrates Mother`s Day, it turns out that India scores poorly among the middle-income countries when it comes to health care and well-being of mothers.
The country is ranked 73 in the list of 77 nations rated for the "best place to be a mother", according to a report by child rights organisation `Save the Children`.
What is more shocking in the `State of the World`s Mothers 2010` report is that India is rated much lower than a host of conflict-ridden African countries like Kenya and Congo.
Cuba tops the Mother`s Index ranking followed by Israel, Argentina, Barbados, South Korea, Cyprus, Uruguay, Kazakhstan, Bahamas and Mongolia.
Among the neighbours, China is at 18th place, Sri Lanka at 40, while Pakistan lags behind India at 75th place.
Bangladesh, featured in the list of 40 least developed countries, is ranked 14.