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Human Development, Poverty, Health & Nutrition Situation in India

Publisher: Indian Journal of Medial Research

The concept of human development is complex and multidimensional. Human development index (HDI) is extensively used to measure the standard of living of a country. HDI is calculated based on three indices; life expectancy to measure longevity, educational attainment to represent knowledge and real gross domestic product (GDP) to represent income. India made progress on the HDI value that has gone up from 0.595 in 2002 to 0.602 in World Human Development Report (HDR) 20051 On HDI ranking, India is again ranked at 127 of 177 countries. India’s rank on the human poverty index (HPI) is 58 in a universe of 103 developing countries.On the gender development index (GDI), India’s rank is 98 in a universe of 140 countries. The variations in HDI could be socio-economic status (SES), demographic, health, and diet and nutrition indicators. Therefore, composite indexes of all these indicators can better represent the real human development and poverty status for Indian State

Author(s): A. Laxmaiah, G.M. Antony | Views(248) | Download (125)

  
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