List of Indian states and territories by Human Development Index

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Human Development Index map for Indian states in 2006, as calculated by Government of India and UNDP India.[1]

This is a list of Indian states by their respective Human Development Index (HDI), as of 2008.[2] Kerala stands first in Human Development Index among the states in India.

The national average HDI for India in 2008 was 0.467.[2] By 2010, its average HDI had risen to 0.519.[3][4] UNDP, the sponsor of Human Development Index methodology since 1990, reported India's HDI to be 0.554 for 2012,[5] an 18% increase over its 2008 HDI.

There are many ways to calculate HDI, and its calculation is sensitive to base data and assumptions. Using another approach, UNDP India and Government of India calculated the HDI nationwide average to be 0.605 in 2006.[1]

This data was published by the Indian Government.[2] Note that the 2007-2008 HDI values in the table below is not based on income as is the UNDP standard practice for global comparisons, but on estimated consumption expenditure - an assumption which underestimates the HDI than actual.[6] Further, data was unavailable for the following states and union territories: Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Daman and Diu, Puducherry, and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

Rank State/Union Territory consumption
based HDI
(2007–08)
High HDI
1 Kerala 0.940
2 Delhi 0.750
Medium HDI
3 Himachal Pradesh 0.652
4 Goa 0.617
5 Punjab 0.605
6 North eastern India (excluding Assam) 0.573
7 Maharashtra 0.572
8 Tamil Nadu 0.570
9 Haryana 0.552
10 Jammu and Kashmir 0.529
11 Gujarat 0.527
12 Karnataka 0.519
Low HDI
13 West Bengal 0.492
14 Uttarakhand 0.490
15 Andhra Pradesh 0.473
India India (national average) 0.586 (2014 U.N.)
16 Assam 0.444
17 Rajasthan 0.434
18 Uttar Pradesh 0.380
19 Jharkhand 0.376
20 Madhya Pradesh 0.375
21 Bihar 0.367
22 Odisha 0.362
23 Chhattisgarh 0.358

Trend Analysis[edit]

Compared with the previous Indian National Human Development Reports and the latest state-level government statistical report, India has significantly improved its HDI in all of its administrative subdivisions:

Legend

Very High/High Human Development Index

  0.850–0.899
  0.800–0.849

Medium human development index

  0.750–0.799
  0.700–0.749
  0.650–0.699
  0.600–0.649
  0.550–0.599
  0.500–0.549

Low human development index

  0.450–0.499
  0.400–0.449
  0.350–0.399
  0.300–0.349
  0.250–0.299
  ≤0.250
  Lack of information

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gendering Human Development Indices, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Govt of India with UNDP India (2009)
  2. ^ a b c "India Human Development Report 2011 (Towards Social Inclusion)" (PDF). IAMR, Planning Commission, Government of India. p. 257. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Selected Socio-Economic Statistics India 2011 Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementations, Govt of India (October 2011), Table 11.1, page 165
  4. ^ "India Human Development Report 2011 (Towards Social Inclusion)" (PDF). IAMR, Planning Commission, Government of India. p. 17. Retrieved 2 July 2014. 
  5. ^ Human Development Report 2013 UNDP, page 64, Tabel 3.1
  6. ^ "India Human Development Report 2011 (Towards Social Inclusion)" (PDF). IAMR, Planning Commission, Government of India. p. 24. Retrieved 2 July 2014.