This report reveals interesting facts about India’s Human Development vis’-a-vis’ that of other countries –
Human Development Index (HDI): A composite index measuring average achievement in three basic dimensions of human development—a long and healthy life, knowledge and a decent standard of living.
Inequality-adjusted HDI (IHDI): HDI value adjusted for inequalities in the three basic dimensions of human development.
Mean years of schooling: Average number of years of education received by people ages 25 and older, converted from educational attainment levels using official durations of each level.
Expected years of schooling: Number of years of schooling that a child of school entrance age can expect to receive if prevailing patterns of age-specific enrolment rates persist throughout the child’s life.
Gross national income (GNI) per capita: Aggregate income of an economy generated by its production and its ownership of factors of production, less the incomes paid for the use of factors of production owned by the rest of the world, converted to international dollars using PPP rates, divided by midyear population.
Gender Inequality Index: A composite measure reflecting inequality in achievements between women and men in three dimensions: reproductive health, empowerment and the labour market.
Maternal mortality ratio: Ratio of the number of maternal deaths to the number of live births in a given year, expressed per 100,000 live births.
Adolescent fertility rate: Number of births to women ages 15–19 per 1,000 women ages 15–19.
Seats in national parliament: Proportion of seats held by women in a lower or single house or an upper house or senate, expressed as percentage of total seats.
Population with at least secondary education: Percentage of the population ages 25 and older that have reached secondary education.
Labour force participation rate: Proportion of a country’s working-age population that engages in the labour market, either by working or actively looking for work, expressed as a percentage of the working-age population.
Dear Reader, from the above details you have already understood why we are not able to develop further. Our govt. has never bothered to look into the correct factors for empowerment like education, medical facilities, earning opportunities, innovation etc. Rather it is creating all gender biased laws and suppressing men every day in order to show women as empowered. Overall when we are comparable only to poor African countries you know how much we are shining.