Among all the States, Bihar, which goes to polls on October 28 , ranks the lowest on Human Development Index. The Index measures a State's performance along three dimensions: living a long and healthy life, being knowledgeable and educated, and having a decent standard of living. Whether it is in the share of schools with girls' toilets or population served by a government doctor, Bihar holds the poorest record by a wide margin.
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How to read the graphs
Each circle corresponds to a State. Bihar is highlighted in red. The number of States performing better and worse than Bihar are mentioned. The total number of States/UTs considered for an indicator may vary based on data availability.
Human development index
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Life expectancy at birth
People served by a government doctor
Infant mortality rate
Maternal mortality ratio
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Per Capita Net State Domestic Product
Gross enrolment ratio in higher education
Govt. schools with girl's toilet
Source: RBI, SRS, National Health Mission, Dept. of Higher education, NITI Aayog, ^Global Data Lab, *Tendulkar methodology
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