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Human Development Index: Kerala No. 1, Delhi 2nd!

Last updated on: October 21, 2011 16:30 IST

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1. Kerala

The Human Development Index in the country rose by 21 per cent, according to a report which cautions that health, nutrition and sanitation remain the key challenges for India.

India Human Development Report 2011, prepared by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, placed Kerala on top of the index for achieving highest literacy rate, quality health services and consumption expenditure of people.

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2. Delhi

Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Goa were placed at second, third and fourth position, respectively.

The report was released on Friday by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the presence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.

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3. Himachal Pradesh

It said, as of today, two-thirds of the households in the country reside in pucca (cemented) houses and three-fourths of the families have access to electricity for domestic use.

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4. Goa

According to the report, India's HDI has registered impressive gains in the last decade as the index increased by 21 per cent to 0.467 in 2007-08, from 0.387 in 1999-2000.

However, it noted that Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Assam are those states which continue to lag behind in HDI and remain below the national average of 0.467.

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Bihar

At the same time, the quantum of improvement in HDI in some of the poor states was higher than the national average, the report said, citing the cases of Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa and Assam.

The overall improvement in the index was largely attributed to the 28.5 per cent increase in education index across the country. It ranges from 0.92 for Kerala to 0.41 in the case of Bihar.

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Chhattisgarh

The improvement in the education index was the 'greatest' in states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh to name a few, the report said.

The analysis also indicates that improvement in the health index, as compared to education, has been lower.

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Madhya Pradesh

It ranges from 0.82 in Kerala to 0.41 in Assam. It observed that despite the Right to Education Act, school education faces challenges of quality and employability.

The report also said that despite improvements, health, nutrition and sanitation challenges are most serious.


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