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Odisha Is The Best Performing State In Eastern India In Terms Of Human Development Index: SBI

09 March 2019


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Bhubaneswar: State Bank of India's report on Human Development Index (HDI) is out and Odisha has shown tremendous growth from the period 1990 to 2017. The State is among the top ten performing States in terms of Human Development Index (HDI) improvement and is the best performing State in Eastern India in the category.

Odisha has also secured the third position in terms of Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of Social expenditure at 15.1%. It is also a top performer in terms of improvement in per capita income, due to higher economic growth rate.

The top 10 performing States are:

  • Haryana
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Karnataka
  • Punjab
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Rajasthan
  • Kerala
  • Andhra Pradesh
  • Odisha

Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka have seen a significant jump in their HDI rank, while most of the North Eastern states like Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur have slipped in the ranking. States that were the worst performing during 1990s are presently doing well in the social parameter since 2014. For e.g. Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh Odisha and Madhya Pradesh have seen the largest jump in change in HDI value among the 25 major States in India.

Overall, India’s situation in human development has improved significantly over the years (between 1990 and 2017, India's HDI value increased from 0.427 to 0.640, an increase of nearly 50%) however its position is still lowest among its peer countries.

The HDI measures long-term progress in three basic dimensions of Human Development: a long and healthy life, access to knowledge and a decent standard of living.

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Sashi Bhushan Behera, Finance Minister, Odisha