International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 1, Part A (2017)
Human development index (HDI): A study of Malappuram district, Kerala, India
Mujeeb Rahman AP and Bassam K
The Human Development Index (HDI) is a summary composite index that measures average achievement of particular nation in three basic aspects of human development. These aspects are popularly known as (1) A long and healthy life. (2) Knowledge (3) A decent standard of living . This research paper focus on the level of human development in Malappuram district through constructing HDI for the district. The Malappuram- most populated district in Kerala state. The district has attained tremendous progress in the field of education during the last two decades. Great strides have been made in the field of female education. The district has the largest number of schools in Kerala. Malappuram is the highest beneficiary in receiving donations from migrants abroad among all the districts in Kerala. The study find out that the Malappuram district lies in medium level human development according to UNDP norms.