Human Development Index

  • Between the 'Illfare' State and the Deep Sea August 27, 2013

    Bibek Debroy Profile: Bibek Debroy is Professor at the Centre for Policy Research, Delhi. He is an economist and has worked in universities, institutes, industry bodies and for the government. He has authored several books and articles, with an interest in trade, education, health, law and governance. Welfare state is an...
  • Human development: India falls 15 places to 134 November 2, 2011

    New Delhi: India ranks a low 134 among 187 countries in terms of the human development index (HDI), which assesses long-term progress in health, education and income indicators. According to a UN report released on Wednesday, although placed in the "medium" category, India's standing is way behind scores of economically less...
  • Indian income grows, not development: UNDP November 5, 2010

    New Delhi: India ranks 119 among 169 countries on the human development index (HDI) but is among the top 10 nations in the world in terms of growth of income, the 2010 United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) report released on Thursday shows. HDI is a measure of development based on information...
  • Rising power India ranks low in quality of life index October 5, 2009

    New Delhi: The quality of life in India continues to be appalling with the country ranked poorly at 134 among 182 countries on the Human Development Index of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) that was released globally on Monday. The ranking clearly shows India has slipped in comparative terms in...
  • Bhutan better than India on Human Development Index November 28, 2007

    New York: India and Pakistan lost two places each on the Human Development Index (HDI) prepared by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) compared with last year. The just released Human Development reports places India at 128 spot among 177 countries rated by it and Pakistan is eight places below at...
  • Women add punch to panchayats October 17, 2006

    Kontha Khabam Gram (Manipur): It's a big first across all the major democracies of the world. The Government, in its zeal to include a higher percentage of women in participative democratic process, has overshot its plans of having 33 per cent reservation for women in panchayats. As a result, panchayats in India...
  • It's testing times for panchayats September 17, 2006

    New Delhi: According to Union Cabinet Minister of Panchayati Raj Mani Shankar Aiyar, there's a silent revolution happening in all of India's 2,50,000 panchayats. To take it forward, the Panchayati Raj Ministry has decided it's time to give more teeth to administration at the grassroot-level. So, the ministry has now come up...
  • Panchayats get a power meter September 2, 2006

    New Delhi: Inspired by the Human Development Index the Panchayati Raj Ministry with the help of the National Council of Applied Economic Reserach has come out with an index that measures decentralistaion of power at the level of panchayats. There is a silent revolution happening in India's 2 lakh 50 thousand...