What is remarkable is the level of educational attainment where Himachalis are excelling and rated one of the best. The number of poor is nearly one-third of the national average. Good living standards have meant better life expectancy; 3.4 years longer than an average Indian and it has beaten neighboring Punjab and Haryana in per capita income with attaining as the second highest in India. The report says, “Inter-group disparities are also low in a state where traditionally disadvantaged groups such as the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes make up a considerable 30 percent of the population”. Further, Himachal Pradesh is ahead of many other Indian states in demonstrating a sense of environmental consciousness. We can find more people defending environment and taking to streets in case of violations.
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