Is there a perfect recipe for estimating the hungry?
Although there is no unanimity on how to define hunger, different measures enrich our understanding of its various facets
In its latest report on food insecurity in the world, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said that India has lagged behind other countries in reducing hunger. The share of hungry people in developing regions fell 11 percentage points to 12.3% between 1990-92 and 2014-16, according to its projections, while the share of hungry people in India fell only by 8 percentage points to 15.2% over the same period, the FAO estimated. India is home to 194.6 million of the 794.6 million undernourished people in the world, according to the report.