Number of hungry Indians rose to 250 million

According to Oxfam,a charity organization - for the first time in history more than a billion people are going to bed with an empty stomach every night.Of these, around 250 million lives in India.The economy of India doubled in between 1990 and 2005,but at the same time the number of hungry Indians increased by 65 million as the economic development excluded the rural poor and social protection schemes failed to reach them.On Global Hunger Index, while China has a rank of 9 with moderate levels of hunger, India has a rank of 67 with "alarming" levels of hunger. Oxfam also warned that average prices of staple crops will more than double in 20 years if urgent action is not taken to change the international food system, which is already failing to feed nearly a billion people a day.