May 282015

India's population is undernourished

In India, about 194.6 million people were undernourished in 2014-16, which was 15.2% of the population. In China, 133.8 million people were undernourished, which was 9.3% of the population.

The number of hungry people in the world has come down to 795 million people, 215 million down from the last decade, says an UN report. And yet, despite that, India still remains home to the second largest population of hungry people, after China.

Higher economic growth has not been fully translated into higher food consumption, suggesting that the poor and hungry may have failed to benefit much from overall growth.

Contributed By Sonia Narula

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