GK India

Human Development Index (HDI) 2020 report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

According to the Human Development Index (HDI) 2020 report published by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), India was ranked 131 out of 189 countries. India’s HDI value was 0.645, which puts it in the category of medium human development.

While India’s HDI has been improving steadily over the years, there is still a long way to go in terms of achieving higher levels of human development. The report highlights several areas where India can focus its efforts, such as improving access to quality education and healthcare, reducing inequality, and promoting inclusive economic growth.

The HDI is a composite measure of several indicators related to health, education, and standard of living, and it is used to assess a country’s level of human development. India’s HDI was based on the following indicators:

  1. Life expectancy at birth: India’s life expectancy at birth was 69.7 years in 2020.
  2. The expected years of schooling in India was 12.3 years, while the average years of schooling was 6.5 years.
  3. Gross national income (GNI) per capita: India’s GNI per capita was $6,681 in 2020.