Fortunately, every third stat is said to be a lie

The Human Development Report for 2007-08 has been released by the UNDP and there are few surprises.

# India’s human development index (HDI) of 0.619 puts it just below Equatorial Guinea (0.642) and Solomon Islands (0.602).

# India’s life expectancy of 63.7 years is sandwiched between Comoros (64.1) and Mauritania (63.2), while Malawi and Rwanda have higher adult literacy than India.

# India’s GDP per capita (purchasing power parity) is $3,452, far below China’s $6,757.

India was ranked 126 by the HDR 2006, a rung higher than the previous year’s 127. This year, it continues to be dubbed a country at medium level of human development.

Infographic courtesy: The Telegraph, Calcutta