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%
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.
Billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, whose properties are being searched after Punjab National Bank reported a massive fraud of Rs 11,000 crore, is a good reason why banking reforms
“Gender based discrimination is worldwide and not alone in India. Offences against women are much more severe in cases of international trafficking, forced prostitution and pornography, women including migrant and refugee women face double barriers on virtue of their gender,"said Dr Rashmi M Oza
A group of 104 women beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana participated and shared their experiences at LPG Panchayat organised at the Rashtrapati Bhawan on February 13. The women delegation, falling under the BPL category, came across 27 states to narrate their success stories
BEML Ltd, a defence PSU, has delivered the first intermediate metro coach (car) unit to Bengaluru Metro Rail Corporation Limited (BMRCL). The intermediate car would be integrated with the existing three-car train sets to double the present passenger carrying capacity of the Bengaluru’
BHEL has got Rs 560 crore order for the supply and installation of flue gas desulphurisation (FGD) system from NTPC for 2x490 MW National Capital Power Station (NCPS). The Indian power sector has seen an uptick in the ordering of emission control equipment due to the revised and more stringe
Instituting Universal Basic Income (UBI) requires public support spanning demographic lines, executive backing, and strong macroeconomic fundamentals. Weaken any leg of this tripod, and the redistributive preferences of any government may shift in favour of traditional welfare support and focusing on econo