BRIEF January 18, 2018

India States Briefs – Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh is one of the more prosperous states in India. However, there are regions within the state that have high poverty and the state’s economic growth remains modest. Read  Himachal Pradesh - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.



Most people in Himachal Pradesh work on the farm. Since 2005, job creation has been positive, but salaried jobs continue to be few. Read Himachal Pradesh - Jobs brief.

Himachal Pradesh has made good progress on gender issues. There are more girls than boys in school, and women’s participation in the labor force is higher than in many other states. However, some challenges remain. Read Himachal Pradesh – Gender brief.

Social groups in Himachal Pradesh have recorded uneven progress. The Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes lag behind others in schooling, as well as in their access to good jobs and basic amenities. Read Himachal Pradesh - Social Inclusion brief.

Himachal Pradesh has made significant progress in education. Attainment and learning levels are among the highest in the country. On health, however, progress is mixed. Read Himachal Pradesh - Health and Education brief.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Himachal Pradesh - Indicators at a GlanceReaders who are keen to further understand all the indicators selected for this exposition may refer to the Technical Appendix.

To know more about other states read India States Briefs