Indian States by HDI
I recently stumbled upon a ranking of individual Indian states by their Human Development Index (HDI) scores. From the Indian Handbook on Social Welfare Statistics (2007):
At the top of the list, you’ll notice Communist-ruled Kerala. From 1999 to 2007, India’s overall HDI grew by about 30%. Assuming all the states grew at exactly the same rate that the nation did, I went ahead and multiplied them by that amount and threw in a few black African nations to give us a gauge on how things might be in recent years:
Uttar Pradesh is home of the Taj Mahal.
While India has big time discrepancies among states, development doesn’t seem to be concentrated in one specific geographic region. See: Mexican States by HDI