Human Development Index: India Ranks At 131, Slips Two Points, Ranks Low On Gender Equality

INDIA Team Latestly|

India dropped two spots to 131 out of 189 countries on the Human Development Index (HDI) this year. This is according to a report prepared by the United Nations Development Programme. The country ranked 129 on HDI in 2019 & 130 in 2018. Titled ‘Human Development Report 2020: The Next Frontier Human Development and the Anthropocene’, the survey report was released on December 15. HDI is a combination of people’s life expectancy at birth, expected years of schooling, mean years of schooling & a country’s gross national income per capita. With a total HDI value of 0.645, India was placed in the ‘medium human development’ group alongside nations like Iraq, Bhutan, Ghana, Nepal and Cambodia. Countries such as Sri Lanka, Maldives, Vietnam and China were part of the ‘high human development’ group. Malaysia and Japan made it to the ‘very high human development’ list. The report said India had a life expectancy of 69.7 years in 2019, while that of Bangladesh, Nepal & Bhutan was 72.6, 70.8 & 71.8 years, respectively. Watch the video to know more.

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