India climbed one spot to 129 in human development index -UNDP reportDecember 09, 2019 19:01
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A report by United Nations Development Programme(UNDP) states that among 189 countries in the 2019 human development index, India climbed one spot to 129.
“In India, 27.1 crore people were lifted out of poverty from 2005-06 to 2015-16,” UNDP India resident representative Shoko Noda said.
“India ranked 130 last year. The steady progress was due to nearly three decades of rapid development, which had seen a dramatic reduction in absolute poverty, along with gains in life expectancy, education, and access to health care,” she said.
There exists no other region which had experienced human development such rapidly as per HDI.
South Asia had 46 percent growth during 1990-2018 being the fastest growing region followed by East Asia and Pacific
By Shrithika Kushangi