Human Development Report 2015:India ranks 130

Date: December 16, 2015

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India’s ranking on Human Development Index (HDI) rose by a notch in 2014 — to 130 th  from 131st a year earlier — according to the 2015 edition of the Global Human Development report, released by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). From 2009 to 2014, the country moved six positions up in the HDI ranking.

Between 1980 and 2014, India’s HDI value increased from 326 to 0.609 showing an increase of 68.1% or an average annual increase of about 1.54%.

The theme of Human Development Report (2015 HDR) 2015 is  “Rethinking Work for Human Development”.


About Human Development Index (HDI)-
The HDI is an average measure of basic human development achievements in a country. It is a summary measure for assessing long-term progress in three basic dimensions of human development:

Long and healthy life
Access to knowledge
Decent standard of living

Report with reference to India:- 

Gender Development Index (GDI) – 2014 female HDI value for India is 0.525 in contrast with 0.660 for males, resulting in a GDI value of 0.795.

Gender Inequality Index (GII) – India has a GII value of 0.563, ranking it 130 out of 155 countries in the 2014 index.

Life expectancy – Data show that life expectancy at birth in India has over the past decade risen from 64.5 years (in 2005) to 68 years in 2014

For every 1, 00,000 live births, 190 women die from pregnancy related causes; and the adolescent birth rate is 32.8 births per 1,000 women of ages 15-19.
Female participation – 12.2% of Parliamentary seats are held by women and 27% of adult women have reached at least a secondary level of education compared to 56.6% of their male counterparts.

Female participation in the labour market is 27% compared to 79.9% for men.