Extent of Food Insecurity in India

India is on 55th place in Global Hunger Index – 2014. This rank is better than Pakistan and Bangladesh but trails behind countries like Thailand, China, Ghana, Iraq, Sri Lanka and Nepal. The key problem that puts India at such a low position is of underweight children. India ranks 120th among 128 countries with data on child under nutrition from 2009-2013. According to the annual “State of Food Insecurity in the World -2015” report by FAO released in May 2015, India has 194.6 million undernourished people, which is highest in the world. India’s food insecurity problem is mainly aggravated by child and women malnutrition.

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