BRIEF January 30, 2018

India States Briefs – Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand is one of India’s fastest growing states. While poverty levels in Uttarakhand are lower than in other states, pockets within the state display a high incidence of poverty, and consumption inequality is increasing. Read Uttarakhand - Poverty, Growth and Inequality brief.



Half of Uttarakhand’s workforce is on the farm, and very few of the rest have salaried jobs. Since 2005, job creation has been weak, especially for women. Read Uttarakhand – Jobs brief.

Women in Uttarakhand face barriers to progress. The state’s child sex ratio is among the lowest in the country and, what’s worse, is declining. Maternal mortality is high, and women have dropped out of the labor force in large numbers. Read Uttarakhand – Gender brief.

Progress across social groups has been uneven in Uttarakhand. The Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes stand out for their limited access to basic services and salaried jobs. Read Uttarakhand - Social Inclusion brief.

Health and education outcomes have been improving, but progress is slow. Malnutrition is high for most income groups and learning outcomes are declining. Read Uttarakhand - Health and Education more.

For a quick snapshot of trends over time across all major thematic areas, refer to Uttarakhand - 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.