Human Development Index: India Slips To 132nd Rank Among 191 Countries

In terms of Human Development Index (HDI), India ranked 132nd out of 191 countries in 2021. According to a report released by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), India’s HDI value is 0.633. In the year 2020, India was ranked 131st with an HDI value of 0.645. According to the report, this can be attributed to the decline in life expectancy. Life expectancy in India has come down from 69.7 to 67.2 years.

The report said that the Human Development Index is an indicator of a nation’s health, education and average income. This is in line with the global decline, which shows that human development around the world has stalled for the first time in 32 years. The report said that the major reason for the recent fall in the Human Development Index is the global decline in life expectancy, which fell from 72.8 years in 2019 to 71.4 years in 2021. The latest human development report Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our future in a transforming world raises fears of uncertainty.

How is HDI measured?

The Human Development Index (HDI) Report 2021 is part of the Human Development Report 2021-2022 published by the United Nations Development Programme. The HDI measures a country’s average performance in three key dimensions of human development: A long and healthy life, education, and an adequate standard of living. It is calculated using four indicators: life expectancy, average years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and gross national income (GNI) per capita. The report also suggested that stress, sadness, anger and anxiety have been on the rise in the past decade, and have now reached record levels.

Let us tell you The main factor India holds a low ranking in the Human Development Index is the unemployment rate which causes poverty and an increase in crimes and which also affects small local businesses. Also, unemployed youth are so vulnerable to mislead by political parties and leaders.