Human Development Index HDI
As per the Human Development Report (HDR) 2015, India ranks 130 out of 188 countries. The Human Development Index (HDI) is based on the indices for
a. life expectancy,
b. educational attainment and
c. per capita income.
It is an alternative indicator of socio-economic development of the country. India’s HDI value for 2014 is 0.609. India has improved her ranking by 6 places between 2009 and 2014. In comparison to other nations in the BRICS grouping, India has the lowest rank with Russia at 50, Brazil at 75, China at 90 and South Africa at 116. India’s HDI of 0.609 is also below the average of countries in the medium human development group (0.630) but marginally higher than the HDI average of South Asian countries (0.607).