In the backdrop of the controversy over government affidavit on Below Poverty Line cap, world's largest humanitarian organisation IFRC on Thursday suggested revisiting classification of BPL people.
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies suggested more investment in agriculture in India.
"Agriculture is the backbone of the Indian economy. Over the years, India's agricultural production has remained static or not increased in proportion to ever-growing population.
"Rapid urbanisation and increased migration of people from rural to urban areas in search of livelihoods are some of the factors working against development of agriculture in India," the report said.
It also raised concerns over the rising prices of food items across the globe, including India and said, "In January 2011, Indian food prices hit their highest level in more than a year. Millions of Indians spend more than 50 percent of their household income on food, so any rise in food prices is extremely detrimental to health, welfare and security."
The report also points out wastage of food when 15 percent of world population is undernourished. "An estimated 30 percent of all food crops are wasted. Halving the amount of food wasted by 2050 would cut the amount of food required by a quarter of today's production."
While, an estimated nine million malnourished children across the world die before attaining age of five, 60 percent of undernourished people are women.
IFRC says that 63,611 Indians were killed in various disasters such as drought, earthquake and floods in the last decade while 2,234 people died last year in such incidents.
Jagan Chapagain, IFRC Asia Pacific director, said foreign investors are engaging in "land grabs" in several African countries.
"5-10 million hectare agricultural land has been lost to degradation. Biofuel production had diverted 20 million tons of food crops," he said.