HDI in India rises by 21%: Kerala leads, Gujarat far behind

The Human Development Index (HDI) in the country rose by 21 percent, says a report while cautioning that health, nutrition and sanitation remained key challenges for India.
India Human Development Report, 2011, prepared by Institute of Applied Manpower Research, placed Kerala on top of the index for achieving highest literacy rate, quality health services and consumption expenditure of people.
Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Goa were placed at second, third and fourth position respectively.
The report was released today by Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia in the presence of Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh.

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