India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People: UN Report [ Current Affairs ]

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United Nations annual hunger report released that India tops in World Hunger List with 194 Million People , surpassing China. The corresponding figure dropped to 795 million in 2014-15, from 1 billion in 1990-92 as per the global level. East Asia led by China accounting for most of the reductions, UN body Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said in its report titled ’The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2015.

  • In 1990-92, those who were starved of food in India numbered 210.1 million, which came down to 194.6 million in 2014-15.
  • The overall analysis suggested that inclusive economic growth, agricultural investments and social protection, along with political stability, can eradicate hunger.
  • India too saw a reduction between 1990 and 2015.

- Published on: June 1, 2015