Food security related statistics for India

  • The Global Hunger Index is calculated as an average of (1) proportion of the population that is undernourished (in %), (2) prevalence of underweight in children under five (in %) and (3) proportion of children dying before the age of five (in %). For India, the respective numbers are 22, 43.5 and 6.9.
  • According to FAOabout 25% of world’s undernourished live in India.

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