Last week, the India Human Development Report 2011 was released by the Central Government. The report which was prepared by the Planning Commision, Government of India, was released by Montek Singh Ahluwalia and Jairam Ramesh in New Delhi on Friday.
The India Human Development Report 2011 gives the latest data and statistics about Human Development Indicators (HDI) in India and has Mr Santosh Mehrotra, director-general of the Indian Applied Manpower Research as the report’s lead author.
As per the report, the human development index (HDI) for India has improved through the last decade but malnourishment levels, continue to remain high in some states. The report is currently not available in pdf format for free download. Hence readers interested in getting the latest human development indicators in India can purchase it at the links given below.
India Human Development Report 2011 : Towards Social Inclusion
Summary of India Human Development Report 2011
Questioning whether certain sections of Indian society suffer from multiple deprivations, the National Human Development Report 2011 evaluates whether the social indicators of the excluded groups are converging or diverging with the rest of the population. The Report addresses three critical issues:
(i) Do different social groups like the SCs, STs, and Muslims get excluded from the development process?
(ii) Has India experienced inclusive growth in the true sense?
(iii) How are flagship programmes/schemes of the government dealing with some of these concerns?
Rich in data and analyses, this Report examines:
- human development index and profile for India and its states;
- economic attainment of the population, especially in terms of the two major sources of income-employment and assets;
- availability, access, and absorption of food and state of hunger and malnutrition;
- health indicators vis-a-vis inputs, processes, and outcomes;
- achievements and challenges in education;
- state of support infrastructure such as roads, electricity, housing, and telephony; and
- challenges facing vulnerable sections of India’s population-child labourers, the elderly, and the disabled.
- Comprehensive study of the state of human development in India
- Presents state-wise human development profiles
- Policy oriented
- Focus on key government flagship programmes/schemes
Table of Contents
1: Overview: Conceptual Framework and Key Findings
2: Human Development Index
3: Employment, Asset Ownership, and Poverty
4: The Right to Food and Nutrition
5: Health and Demography
6: Education: Achievements and Challenges
7: Supporting Human Development: Housing, Electricity, Telephony, and Roads
8: Vulnerable Groups
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