It’s the population of a country which makes the country a good place to live therefore whenever we have to decide whether a country is failing or not we look for the conditions of the living population out there, the condition of the factors that change the human into human resources. Therefore to decide whether India is failing as a developing nation or not we have to look over the conditions of the factors that help in the transformation of the human into an asset, we have look over the conditions of Education, Health, Crime rates, and political air in India to determine why India is failing as a developing nation.

Reasons For Why India is Failing As a Developing Nation?


Education plays a key role in the transformation of humans into assets and it’s the educated one who makes the country ahead and develops. 

So what’s the condition of India education?

If we look back to the root cause of the fact that why unemployability is a greater concern than unemployment in India then it’s the loopholes in India education system which is somewhere responsible for it. 

Here are the loopholes in the Indian education system.

Cramming over Conceptual study

In India, the education system focuses more on numbers rather than creativity.

“Since childhood, we are taught to be a successful person in life and how to be a successful person? Earn money and who will earn the big bundles of money? The one who scores the highest marks in class”. 

Such kind of mindset is being developed by the India education system in the minds of students. Since the pressure is on the marks hence the presence of students appears on the marks, due to which eventually when they are asked to apply their skills in practical terms they fail because theoretical knowledge is there but they have never learned how to apply it.

Lack of quality education in the engineering sector

From the liberalization of India’s economy in 1991, the engineering sector gets a big boom, a massive wave of engineering institutions has opened multiple opportunities to the candidates for pursuing engineering as a career but the major drawback of this is the ones whose marks are even below to go for honors can now pursue engineering from these institutions where the faculty of teaching is not standard and the quality of education is poor.

These private profit-maximizing firms every year produce numbers of engineers but only a few of them can apply proper skills.

Since 95% of colleges go for-profit aiming hence the universities fail to set up a learning and creative field for the development of students, the students are only being guided for the survival of examination far from their real-life field and then we blame that engineering field has low scope.

On one side of the coin, India country is producing tons of engineers every year but if we look on the other side then only 4.77% of engineers know how to go with the correct logic in a program.  

The fact to stress behind “why India is failing as a developing nation”!

  • According to a study of The aspiring minds, only 4.4% of engineering candidates could write with the correct logic for a program.
  • University Grants Commission (UGC is a statutory body of government that maintains the standard of higher education) 24 universities fake.


If the country’s population will fit only then the population will be able to contribute the benefits to their country. 

So what’s the condition of India healthcare?

We deem doctors as the face of God because they are the ones after God who has the power to save our lives, but what will happen if the conditions of God are itself vulnerable? 

In the 2019 Global Health Security Index, which measures pandemic preparedness for countries based on their ability to handle the crisis, India ranked 57, lower than the US at 1, the UK at 2, Brazil at 22, and Italy at 31, suggesting it is more vulnerable to the pandemic than countries that have seen a high number of fatalities so far.

In India, since only 1.3% of GDP is incurred on health sectors in past years therefore when it comes to health infrastructure and facilities then India’s lack of available health facilities triggers more deaths than due to the diseases. 

According to NCRB, 0.38 million people attempted suicide between 2001 and 2015 due to a lack of treatment facilities (which is 20% of total suicide at that time) which proves the suffering of India’s healthcare structure.

Although, India has been successful in eradicating polio, reducing epidemics caused by tropical diseases, and controlled HIV to a large extent but still it suffers from the basic health facilities.

The fact to stress behind “why India is failing as a developing nation”

  • 8.4% hospital has 30 beds.
  • 2.4 million people in India die due to a lack of basic health treatment.
  • AIIMS is lacking 75% of teaching staff.
  • Only 1 lakh doctor out of 10 million registered doctors is appointed by the government for the country of population 120 cr.
  • As of February 2020, India’s doctor to population ratio stands up to 1:1,404 which means there is one doctor for every 11404 people.
  • 4,300 Indians die daily due to poor hospital care


It’s the safety that’s ahead of all, doesn’t matter how well educated you’re, how healthier you’re if your safety measures are not standard in the country then it’s not worth living.

So what’s the condition of crimes in India?

The crime rate per 100,000 population has increased from 383.5 in 2018 to 385.5 in 2019 and if we consider the low conviction rate than 

 in India for offenses of the Indian Penal Code, the conviction rate is around 46%. 

If we specifically talk about crime against women in India, then India is one of the dangerous countries for women because when it comes to the safety of women then in 2019, report crimes with women have increased by 7% in 2019 from 2018 and 88 cases of crime against women are recorded per day.

The fact to stress behind “why

  • According to the 2019 annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau(NCRB), 32033 rape cases were registered across the country, or an average of 88 cases daily which are slightly lower than 2018 rape cases but do remember there are many cases which goes unreported in India.
  • The crime against women from 2018 to 2019 is increased to 49.1% according to NCRB.

Politics Air

For a minute if we keep aside all the positive and negative work being done by the Indian politicians and consider their perspectives regarding the situations then here are some 

Fact to stress

  • In 2015, when media ask the Karnataka Home Minister K J George’s view on BPO employee gang-rape by two men then KJ George said: ” rape by 2 men is not a gang rape”.
  • In 2014, SP’s state president Abu Azmi said that “If a woman is caught (in a rape case), then both she and the boy should be punished. In India, there is a death penalty for rape, but when there’s consensual sex outside marriage, there’s no death penalty against women.” 
  • In 2014, Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav with an oppose with the death penalty to the accused of rape said that “boys will be boys, they commit mistakes” and blamed that it’s the girls who first has initiated by being friendly with the boys.
  • In 2013, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that “rapes are happening because the population is increasing”.

There is n number of despicable statements that have been delivered by the Indian political leaders on critical societal issues. The thing which is more triggering is you don’t need to be educated to stand as a leader in Indian elections only money and power do the trick. 

Since the one who has taken the responsibilities to lead the nation ahead has this point of perspective towards the problem therefore politics air is also one of the reasons why India is failing as a developing nation.

The conditions of the Indian education system, heath sectors, crime rates, and political games are somewhere the reasons behind “why India is failing as a developing nation”.


If we consider education, crime, health, and political perspective as the parameters to gauge the country’s goodness then India is struggling to be a place to live, India’s education system is primitive, health status is unwell, crimes are surging day by day and leaders have an unconscious perspective over critical issues.

Although India is a developing country and still attaining feats in many sectors if we compare their conditions of particular sectors with the less developed nations then they are doing much better in terms of education, health, and crimes as compared to India.

To accelerate improvement in the above-stated sectors India needs to bring reform in its systems. Though the first step has already been initiated in the education system by bringing NEP 2020 which will focus more on concept clarity rather than rotting but yet the other two sectors’ health and crimes need improvement, more attention, and powerful implementation of policies.

Talking about politics than India needs to clean the dust from politics by strongly constructing the rules of allotting the tickets to the candidates.

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