India ranks 130 out of 188 countries on HDI

The country is far behind its neighbours on various human development indicators

GN Bureau | July 15, 2016


#UNDP   #Human Development Report   #HDI  


India lags behind its many South Asian neighbours on several human development indicators, including maternal mortality which is high with 190 deaths per 1,00,000 live births as compared to Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Maldives and Pakistan.

The world’s fastest growing economy, which is likely to be the third largest by 2030, has a gross national per capita income 5,497  (2013) which is lower than other south Asian countries, says Human Development Report 2015.

Here's the sad picture


Human Development Index (HDI) Rank: 130
HDI value: 0.609
Life expectancy at birth:   68
Expected years of schooling: 11.7
Gross national per capita income: 5,497
Gross national per capita income rank minus HDI rank: -4
Adolescent birth rate: 32.8
Females (25 years and above) with secondary education: 27%

The report says, India’s per capita GDP of $5,238 in 2013 was, 54% lower than Maldives ($11,283), 44% lower than Sri Lanka ($9,426) , 65% lower than Iran and 27% lower than Bhutan ($7,167

India’s HDI ranking out of 188 countries is below Sri Lanka, Maldives and Iran.


 

Comments

 

Other News

CEA’s campaign against ‘poor standards’ finds some success

Chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian’s campaign for some sense in country ratings has finally found some success. Global rating agency Moody`s Investors Service has downgraded China`s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook to stable fr

Doubling farmers’ income challenging, yet attainable: Niti Aayog

The low level of farmers` income and year to year fluctuations in it are a major source of agrarian distress. This distress is spreading and getting severe over time impacting almost half of the population of the country that is dependent on farming for livelihood, said a Niti Aayog policy paper.

Governance, development no longer govt’s agenda: Civil society

The civil society has strongly criticized the Narendra Modi government that completes three years in office. Citizens’ Report: Promises and Reality tha

Parody of the health mission

Improving the availability of health workers, particularly at the sub-centre level, has been one of the thrust areas of the national rural health mission (NRHM).  Back in 2005, most of the sub-centres in the country were run by a single auxiliary nurse midwife (ANM). ANMs were overbu

Should there be moderation of marks in Class XII board exams?

Should there be moderation of marks in Class XII board exams?

PSUs must be more disciplined: Anil Swarup

 Public sector undertakings (PSUs) can become more efficient only through discipline, said Anil Swarup, secretary, department of school education and literacy, ministry of human resource development. Speaking at the 2nd India PSU IT Forum organised by Governance Now on Wednesdaty, Swarup laid



Video

प्रभुनाथ सिंह को हत्याकांड में उम्रकैद की सजा

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter