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A Call for Course Correction

India’s human development efforts have lost momentum and failed to keep up with the competition. 

India’s place in the global human development index (HDI) rankings crept up a notch to 134 in 2022, one rung above that in the previous year. The country which is in the medium human development category, below the high and very high categories, has little gains to show in recent years with its rank moving up just four rungs between 2015 and 2022. This is a big letdown considering that other countries have registered more impressive gains during this period, including Sri Lanka (6 rungs up), Vietnam (7), Türkiye (9), Myanmar (10), Bhutan (10), Egypt (11), Bangladesh (12), Maldives (13), and China (18). 

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Published On : 29th Mar, 2024

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