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India's index value has been improving, but many others do far better.
And it all starts with education.
It’s a story of exclusion, neglect and double standards.
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On 19 October, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah released the Human Development Index 2015 (HDI) for the gram panchayats (GP) of Karnataka, considering factors such as access to cooking fuels, toilets, safe drinking water and electricity. The new HDI data will enable the government to undertake better planning and fund allocation at village levels. Further, this presents a tremendous opportunity to undertake development through a low carbon pathway.
India faces an urgent need to fix its basic health concerns in the areas of communicable diseases, maternal and infant mortality. In addition, the nation faces the burden of chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs). The panacea could be a three-dimensional talent funneling process, resulting in the availability of an adequate resource pool for healthcare and, finally, better health for the nation's populace. Let me term this the A2S System.