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India Youth Development Index and Report 2017

Published on November 14, 2017
Union Minister of State for Youth Affairs and Sports (Independent Charge) Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore released the India Youth Development Index and Report 2017.
India Youth Develoment index

  • The index has been developed by the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Tamil Nadu.
  • The objective of constructing the India Youth Development Index (YDI) 2017 is to track the trends in Youth Development across the States.
  • For constructing Youth Development Index for the year 2017, the latest definition of youth (15-29 years) as used in India’s National Youth Policy – 2014 and World Youth Development Report of Commonwealth has been taken into consideration.
  • In the India Youth Development Index 2017, the first five dimensions are retained same as that of Global YDI.  Global YDI is different from YDI constructed for India; YDI for India adds a new domain, social inclusion.
  • The YDI-2017 will enable the policy maker’s track the national and the regional progress as well setbacks in youth development policies, planning, priority identification and implementation strategies. Besides providing insights to suggest alternatives and options, it also aids in the judicious allocation of resources.

Director of RGNIYD -> Prof. (Dr) Madan Mohan Goel

These Six dimensions are 

  1. Education
  2. Health and well-being
  3. Employment and opportunity
  4. Political participation
  5. Civic participation for young people
  6. Social inclusion


  • India ranks 133rd in 2016 Global Youth Development Index

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