By- Staff Reporter | Date- February 01, 2012
When it comes to progress in Human Development Index (HDI), Assam has done far better in the last decade than most major states in India, achieving 32.1 per cent progress for the period 1999-2008, as reported in India Human Development Report 2011.
The India Human Development Report 2011 was created by The Institute of Applied Manpower Research, Planning Commission, Government of India based on the data of 1999-2008. For this, the three main components of human development such as Education, Health and per-capita income was taken into account.
As per this report, if Assam can maintain the current rate of progress in HDI for another decade, the state would become the leader in this space ahead of all other states of the country.
On the other hand, Assam is doing better than major states such as Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat in terms of reducing hunger, standing at fourth position in the National Level.