The India Human Development Report released by the Institute for Applied Manpower Research of the Planning Commission on Friday indicates positive developments in education and the social sectors. Although India’s Human Development Index (HDI) rose 21% between 1999-2000 and 2007-2008, the report has cautioned that health, nutrition and sanitation remain challenges for the country.
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The report, which places Kerala at the top for achieving the highest literacy rate, quality of health services and consumption expenditure, shows the HDI of SCs, STs and Muslims are converging with the national average, a positive development that is attributed to good governance and massive social mobilization by various state governments.
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Compiled by Aswathy Gopalakrishnan