HDI Report 2011- India Human Development Report 2011

  • India Human Development Report 2011 was released by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia and rural Development minister Jairam Ramesh on October 21, 2011.
  • This was the Second India Human Development Report.
  • The report has been prepared by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, an Autonomous body under the Planning Commission.
  • The report says India’s Human Development Index (HDI), based on indicators such as Health, Education and Income, registered impressive gains in the last decade as the index increase by 21 percent ti 0.467 in 2007-2008 from 0.387 in 1999-2000.
  • HDI is a composite index comprising three indicators – Consumption Expenditure (A proxy for income), Education and Health.
  • The states with the most serious health concerns – Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Orrisa and Assam – showed the most improvement.
  • The report also cites the fall of overall fertility rate as the greatest achievement in health sector.
  • The improvement in health index stands at 13.2 % between 2000 and 2008.
  • The leap in development was mainly on account of the 28% jump in education index alone, compared to a decade ago when first such report published.
  • Kerala is ranked No 1 in HDI for achieving the highest literacy rate, quality health service and consumption expenditure of people.
  • Delhi ranked 2nd, Himachal Pradesh ranked 3rd, Goa ranked 4th and Punjab ranked 5th in HDI report.
  • Report listed Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and assam as states lagging behind in the HDI and below the national average of 0.467.

2 thoughts on “HDI Report 2011- India Human Development Report 2011

  1. How can the fall in fertility rate be an achievement?! Did the author mean a fall in mortality rate? :O

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