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 such as life expectancy, schooling and income in a composite manner. Norway ranks first on the UNDP's HDI while Zimbabwe is at the bottom.
"India ranks 119 and is among the middle human development countries. There has been a steady progress on the HDI over the 20 years and India's HDI is above average for countries in South Asia," Patrice Coeur-Bizot, UNDP resident representative said.
India has done well compared to all its neighbours, except Sri Lanka....more
10:11 PM, Nov 04, 2010