India Hunger Statistics 2001-2022

Population below minimum level of dietary energy consumption (also referred to as prevalence of undernourishment) shows the percentage of the population whose food intake is insufficient to meet dietary energy requirements continuously. Data showing as 5 may signify a prevalence of undernourishment below 5%.
  • India hunger statistics for 2019 was 15.30%, a 1.3% increase from 2018.
  • India hunger statistics for 2018 was 14.00%, a 0.2% increase from 2017.
  • India hunger statistics for 2017 was 13.80%, a 0.4% decline from 2016.
  • India hunger statistics for 2016 was 14.20%, a 0.5% decline from 2015.
Data Source: World Bank

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Similar Country Ranking
Country Name % of Population
Republic of Congo 37.70%
Kenya 24.80%
Papua New Guinea 24.60%
Lesotho 23.50%
Timor-Leste 22.60%
Nicaragua 19.30%
Angola 17.30%
Solomon Islands 16.50%
Djibouti 16.20%
Cabo Verde 15.40%
India 15.30%
Nigeria 14.60%
Honduras 13.50%
Pakistan 12.90%
Bolivia 12.60%
Sudan 12.30%
Sao Tome and Principe 11.90%
Eswatini 11.60%
Bangladesh 9.70%
Philippines 9.40%
Vanuatu 9.30%
Mauritania 9.10%
Georgia 8.70%
El Salvador 8.50%
Myanmar 7.60%
Kyrgyz Republic 7.20%
Sri Lanka 6.80%
Vietnam 6.70%
Indonesia 6.50%
Cambodia 6.20%
Ghana 6.10%
Egypt 5.40%
Lao PDR 5.30%
Cameroon 5.30%
Mongolia 4.30%
Morocco 4.20%
Kiribati 4.10%
Tunisia 3.00%
Uzbekistan 2.50%
Ukraine 2.50%
India Hunger Statistics - Historical Data
Year % of Population Annual Change
2019 15.30% 1.30%
2018 14.00% 0.20%
2017 13.80% -0.40%
2016 14.20% -0.50%
2015 14.70% -0.20%
2014 14.90% -0.20%
2013 15.10% 0.10%
2012 15.00% -0.60%
2011 15.60% -0.40%
2010 16.00% -0.30%
2009 16.30% -0.30%
2008 16.60% -0.90%
2007 17.50% -2.10%
2006 19.60% -2.00%
2005 21.60% -0.50%
2004 22.10% 0.60%
2003 21.50% 1.40%
2002 20.10% 1.70%
2001 18.40% 1.70%