The country is far behind its neighbours on various human development indicators
GN Bureau | July 15, 2016
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%
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