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Human Development Index 2022 Report of India

Human Development Index

The idea of the Human Development Index evolved to emphasize that people and their capabilities should be the ultimate criteria for assessing the development of a country and not just the economic growth. The HDI is the geometric mean of normalized indices for each of the three dimensions which include long and healthy life, education, and a decent standard of living. The HDI was first published in 1990 and has been released annually since then with exception of 2012.

However, HDI is criticized as it does not reflect on inequalities existing between different groups in society, poverty, human security, empowerment, etc.

Human Development Index 2022

The Human Development Index 2022 is part of the Human Development Report 2021-2022 released by the United Nations Development Programme. In HDI 2022, 191 countries have been ranked based on their HDI value measured on the basis of 4 indices- life expectancy at birth, mean years of schooling, expected years of schooling, and the Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.

The Human Development Index 2022 has been released by UNDP in Human Development Report 2021-22: Uncertain Times, Unsettled Lives: Shaping our Future in a Transforming World.

Human Development Index 2022 Report of India in Hindi

What is Human Development Index

The Human Development Index measures the average achievement of a country in three basic dimensions of human development which involves

  • a long and healthy life,
  • education and
  • a decent standard of living.

It is calculated using four indicators —

  • life expectancy at birth,
  • mean years of schooling,
  • expected years of schooling, and the
  • Gross National Income (GNI) per capita.

Human Development Index of India

India ranks 132 out of 191 countries in the Human Development Index (HDI) 2021. This shows a decline in its score over two consecutive years for the first time in three decades. In 2020, India ranked 130 with an HDI value of 0.642. Before the COVID-19 outbreak, the HDI value of India was 0.645 in 2018.
This drop in HDI score is consistent with the global trend which shows countries have fallen backward in human development since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • The drop in HDI in India in 2021 can be attributed to falling life expectancy at birth, which has declined from 70.7 years to 67.2 years.
  • India’s expected years of schooling stand at 11.9 years, and the mean years of schooling are at 6.7 years.
  • The GNI per capita level is $6,590. The COVID-19 pandemic has also exacerbated gender inequality, which increased by 6.7% globally.

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Human Development Index – FAQs

Q. What is the rank of India in HDI 2022?

Ans. India’s rank in HDI 2022 is 132.

Q. Which agency released HDI?

Ans. HDI is released by United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Q. When was the first Human Development Index released?

Ans. It was first released in 1990 and has been continued since then except for the year 2012.

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