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Human Development Indicators in Tamil Nadu

  • Tamil Nadu Governments  first Human Development Report was published in the year  2003. The report was prepared by State Planning Commission  with the support of the Union Planning Commission and the UNDP.  
  • The latest and second Tamil Nadu Human Development Report was prepared by the  State Planning Commission, Tamil Nadu Government  in the year 2017.  
  • The preparation of the Tamil Nadu Human Development Report has been an initiative of the Government of Tamil Nadu supported by the United Nations Development Programme and the NITI Aayog. 
  • The State Planning Commission has been assisted by Madras Institute of Development Studies (MIDS), Chennai, in the preparation of State Human Development Report.
Important Human Development   Indicators of Tamil Nadu 
(Source : HDR, Tamil Nadu, 2017)
Human Development Index (First and last five districts)

                   Top 5 districts
Districts Index
Rank
Kanyakumari 0.944
1
Virudhunagar 0.855
2
Thoothukudi 0.852
3
Chennai 0.847
4
Kancheepuram 0.845
5
                   
             Bottom 5 districts
Thiruvarur 0.568
28
Villupuram 0.561
29
Theni 0.539
30
Perambalur 0.447
31
Ariyalur 0.282
32

Gender Inequality Index (First and last five districts)

                      Top 5 districts
Districts Index Rank
Nilgiris 0.036
1
Virudhunagar 0.048
2
Vellore 0.051
3
Namakkal 0.054
4
Perambalur 0.057
5
                       
               Bottom 5 districts
Chennai 0.111
28
Madurai 0.112
29
Villupuram 0.113
30
Sivagangai 0.114
31
Ariyalur 0.118
32

Child Development Index (First and last five districts)


                     Top 5 districts
Districts Index
Rank
Kanyakumari 0.872
1
Coimbatore 0.745
2
Thoothukudi 0.712
3
Thanjavur 0.710
4
Sivagangai 0.706
5

               Bottom 5 districts
Ramanathapuram 0.528
28
Vellore 0.523
29
Krishnagiri 0.474
30
Thiruvanamalai 0.426
31
Ariyalur 0.410
32

Multi-Dimensional Poverty Index (First and last five districts)
                  Top 5 districts
District Index Rank
Kancheepuram 0.34
1
Chennai 0.34
2
Cuddalore 0.38
3
Coimbatore 0.41
4
Nagapattinam 0.41
5
                   
                Bottom 5 districts
Ariyalur 0.62
28
Virudhunagar 0.62
29
Ramanathapuram 0.63
30
Perambalur 0.63
31
Dharmapuri 0.70
32

Food Security Index (First and last five districts)
                  Top 5 districts
Districts Index Rank
Thiruvarur 0.580 1
Kanyakumari 0.562 2
Nagapattinam 0.524 3
Thiruvallur 0.511 4
Thiruppur 0.487 5

                Bottom 5 districts
Villupuram 0.333 28
Ramnathapuram 0.286 29
Virudhunagar 0.268 30
Permabalur 0.267 31
Nilgiris 0.266 32

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