India

GDP (PPP) per capita (2015): 5,730.14 Int. Dollar Population (2015): 1,311,050,527 HDI (2015): 0.61
ND-GAIN Country Index rank 119
Score: 46.4
Trend:
up
Vulnerability 0.454
Readiness 0.382

The high vulnerability score and low readiness score of India places it in the upper-left quadrant of the ND-GAIN Matrix. It has both a great need for investment and innovations to improve readiness and a great urgency for action. India is the 67th most vulnerable country and the 67th least ready country.

ND-GAIN Ranking since 1995

Year 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Ranking
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127
129
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128
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119
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118
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119
119
Denotes worst scores
Indicator 1996 to 2015 Score
Vulnerability
0.454
Food
0.536
Projected change of cereal yields
0.901
Projected population change
0.437
Food import dependency
0
Rural population
0.725
Agriculture capacity
0.155
Child malnutrition
1.000
Water
0.480
Projected change of annual runoff
0.352
Projected change of annual groundwater recharge
0.676
Fresh water withdrawal rate
0.339
Water dependency ratio
0.422
Dam capacity
0.963
Access to reliable drinking water
0.129
Health
0.493
Projected change of deaths from climate change induced diseases
1.000
Projected change in vector-borne diseases
0.133
Dependency on external resource for health services
0.033
Slum population
0.247
Medical staff
0.802
Access to improved sanitation facilities
0.741
Ecosystem Services
0.589
Projected change of biome distribution
0.647
Projected change of marine biodiversity
0.767
Natural capital dependency
0.406
Ecological footprint
0.449
Protected biome
0.700
Engagement in international environmental conventions
0.563
Human Habitat
0.385
Projected change of warm periods
0.239
Projected change of flood hazard
0.812
Urban concentration
0.011
Age dependency ratio
0.253
Quality of trade and transport infrastructure
0.531
Paved roads
0.466
Infrastructure
0.238
Projected change of hydropower generation capacity
0.421
Projected change of sea level rise impacts
0.011
Dependency on imported energy
0.325
Population living under 5m above sea level
0.111
Electricity access
0.262
Disaster preparedness
0.300
Methodology

ND-GAIN Country Index

Methodology The ND-GAIN Country Index, a project of the University of Notre Dame Global Adaptation Initiative (ND-GAIN), summarizes a country's vulnerability to climate change and other global challenges in combination with its readiness to improve resilience. It aims to help businesses and the public sector better prioritize investments for a more efficient response to the immediate global challenges ahead.

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