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India - Country snapshot (English)

India’s progress in economic and human development is one of the most significant global achievements of recent times. Between 2005 and 2010, India’s share of global gross domestic product (GDP) increased from 1.8 to 2.7 percent. Since 2005, 137 million people were lifted out of poverty using the national poverty line, including 85 million who exited poverty in 2010-12. India is home to globally recognized companies in pharmaceuticals, steel, and space technologies, and the country is a leader in the use of information technologies for e-government and public service delivery. In line with these transformations, India is now among the top 10 percentile of fast growing nations and has become a prominent global voice. Progress on human development has been remarkable: life expectancy more than doubled from 31 years in 1947 to 65 years in 2012, and adult literacy more than quadrupled from 18 percent in 1951 to 74 percent in 2011. While India has made significant progress in reducing absolute poverty, it is still home to 270 million poor people. Significant development challenges remain. Helping India address these challenges is central to the World Bank Group’s goal of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. This book covers the recent sector wise developments of India supported by World Bank Group for the year 2016.


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    India - Country snapshot

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India - Country snapshot (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group.