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


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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.


 

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