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Human Development Index


India slips two spot to rank 131 in UN's human development index

December 17, 2020 12:13 pm

Human Development Index is the measure of a nation's health, education, and standards of living. India's HDI value for 2019 is 0.645 placing the country in the medium human development category.

With better development indicators, spectre of a Bangladeshi cross-over to India is ill-founded

February 14, 2020 11:07 am

In the last decade, on a range of social development indicators, Bangladesh has fared better than India. Even on the cricket pitch, Bangladesh beat India at the junior world cup. So why would Bangladeshis en masse want to leave their cherished homeland?

India ranks 129 in UNDP Human Development Index report

December 10, 2019 5:09 am

India’s HDI value has marginally increased from 0.643 in 2017 to 0.647 in 2018, shows the report, titled ‘Beyond Income, Beyond Averages, Beyond Today: Inequalities in Human Development in the 21st Century’.

Millions out of poverty but glaring inequalities in India, reveals Human Development Index report

September 15, 2018 8:28 am

The UNDP report stated that with an HDI value of 0.64 compared to last year’s 0.636, India is categorised as a medium human development and that its rank rose one spot compared to the 2017 HDI.

India ranks 130 in UNDP's human development index

September 14, 2018 11:14 pm

Between 1990 to 2017, India's HDI value saw a 50 per cent increase from 0.427 to 0.640, an indicator of the country's remarkable achievement in lifting millions of people out of poverty, the report said.

India loses a quarter of its human development value due to inequality, says UNDP

September 14, 2018 8:16 pm

India climbed one spot to 130 out of 189 countries in the latest human development rankings released Friday by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Pune: Special cell to improve HDI in 21 districts

January 25, 2018 5:40 am

The ‘Action Room on Poverty’ will work mainly for the human resource development in areas such as education, sanitation, quality of life, health, among others, in 125 talukas.

At 130, India fares badly on HDI scale too

December 15, 2015 2:40 am

India’s HDI value of 0.609, when discounted for inequality in human development across the population, falls to 0.435.

Left behind at 135

August 25, 2014 12:00 am

India needs a national effort to speed up human development.

Number 135

July 26, 2014 12:15 am

India’s ranking on human development is a reminder that the state is shrinking where it must not.