Economy World Food Day: India continues to be a country with serious hunger problem Updated : February 18, 2019 03:51 PM IST Globally, around 821 million people are affected by hunger, out of which, 196 million people are from India. The country is ranked 103rd in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) this year, out of 119 countries In fact, the number of Indians affected by hunger is higher than the total population of the country's many neighbouring countries. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.