Human Development Index [HDI]

»  Human Development Index is a comparative measure of life expectancy, literacy, education, and standards of living for countries worldwide.
»  The HDI for each country is then calculated as an average of the three indices which include the life expectancy index, the gross enrollment index and the gross domestic product.
»  It [Human Development Index] is used to distinguish whether the country is a developed, a developing or an underdeveloped country, and also to measure the impact of economic policies on quality of life.
»  The results of the HDI are published in the Human Development Report, which is commissioned by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and is written by scholars, those who study world development and members of the Human Development Report Office of the UNDP.
»  The HDI was developed by the Pakistani economist Mahbub ul Haq working alongside Indian economist Amartya Sen.
»  The United Nations has calculated the HDI for its member states since 1975
»  The top five countries based on 2015 HDI are:
v Norway 0.944
v Australia 0.935
v Switzerland 0.930
v Denmark 0.923
v Netherland 0.922
»  United Nations Declared India's HDI as 0.586 in 2014,  an 5.77% increase over 2012.
»  For the year 2015, HDI for India stood at 0.609 with global rank of 130.
»  This is a list of Indian states by their respective Human Development Index (HDI), as of 2008. Kerala stands first in Human Development Index among the states in India.

 
Human Development Index (HDI) of Indian States 
Rank
State/Union Territory
Consumption
based HDI
(2014–2015)
HDI (1999–2000)
Status
Country of Comparable HDI (HDI rank)
1
Kerala
0.825
0.677
Very High
 Bahrain (45)
2
Delhi
0.799
0.783
High
 Belarus (50)
3
Himachal Pradesh
0.709
0.581
High
 Maldives (104)
4
NE (excluding Assam)
0.675
0.473
Medium
 Uzbekistan (114)
5
Punjab
0.667
0.543
Medium
 South Africa (116)
6
Goa
0.632
0.586
Medium
 Nicaragua (125)
7
Maharashtra
0.631
0.501
Medium
 Nicaragua (125)
8
Tamil Nadu
0.629
0.465
Medium
 Morocco (126)
9
Karnataka
0.615
0.432
Medium
 Tajikistan (129)
10
Haryana
0.612
0.501
Medium
 Honduras (131)
11
Uttarakhand
0.600
0.339
Medium
 Bhutan (132)
12
Gujarat
0.599
0.466
Medium
 Timor-Leste (133)
13
Jammu and Kashmir
0.595
0.465
Medium
 Timor-Leste (133)
14
Andhra Pradesh
0.570
0.368
Medium
 Bangladesh (142)
15
West Bengal
0.560
0.422
Medium
 Cambodia (143)
16
Assam
0.554
0.336
Medium
 São Tomé and Príncipe (143)
17
Rajasthan
0.499
0.387
Low
 Yemen (160)
18
Jharkhand
0.471
0.270
Low
 Djibouti (168)
19
Madhya Pradesh
0.470
0.295
Low
 Djibouti (168)
20
Uttar Pradesh
0.457
0.360
Low
 Ivory Coast (172)
21
Bihar
0.455
0.292
Low
 Ivory Coast (172)
22
Odisha
0.450
0.275
Low
 Malawi (173)
23
Chhattisgarh
0.430
0.278
Low
 Liberia (177)
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