Assam’s human development improved in last 15 years

assam-govtAssam has witnessed a “steady and continuous improvement” in human development with its latest Human Development Index (HDI) estimated at 0.557 against the national average of 0.586, said a report.

The document, ‘Assam Human Development Report 2014: Managing Diversities, Achieving Human Development’, was released by chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal here.The study has found that 56.4 per cent of the people in the state were “satisfied”, either moderately or intensely, under the most critical parameter of “well-being”.

The report put the HDI at 0.557 in 2014, compared to 0.407 in 2003, when the first such report was published.It pointed out that the HDI for India stood at 0.586, according to global HDR in 2014.

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