The global community is not on course to end hunger by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal deadline of 2030, according to data from the 2016 Global Hunger Index.

The level of hunger in developing countries as a group has fallen by 27 percent since 2000. While the world has made progress in reducing hunger in recent decades, the state of hunger is still serious or alarming in 52 countries.

India ranks 55th out of 76 countries on 2014 Global Hunger Index and trails behind Bangladesh and Pakistan. Although country is no longer in the "alarming" category, but its hunger status is still classified as "serious” says this report prepared by International Food Policy Research Institute along with Welthungerhilfe and Concern Worldwide

According to this global hunger Index 2012 prepared by IFPRI, India lags behind in improving its GHI score despite strong economic growth. It has analyzed the level of hunger in 120 countries and provides recommendations on how to use land, water and energy for sustainable food security.

As the world approaches the 2015 deadline for achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)

The Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows that worldwide progress in reducing hunger remains slow. The 2009 global GHI has fallen by only one quarter from the 1990 GHI.