Life expectancy in India has increased by 11 years since 1990

Bismillah holds the hand of her newly born child as she feeds her in Akhera village in the northern Indian state of Haryana July 4, 2007. Mohammad Ishaq, 50, a labourer, and his wife Bismillah, 40, have 23 children between the two of them, out of which 3 died and the last one was born in June this year, local media reported. Picture taken July 4, 2007. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi (INDIA) - GM1DVQCTZOAA

In addition to improved longevity, Indian children can now expect to spend more time in full-time education. Image: REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

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 Life expectancy at birth from 2006 to 2016
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A schoolgirl reads from a textbook at an open-air school in New Delhi November 20, 2014. Picture taken November 20. To match story INDIA-RELIGION/EDUCATION       REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee  (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION RELIGION) - GM1EABL12DD01
More education is on the cards for India’s youth Image: REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee
Female participation in the Indian labour market is in decline.
Image: World Bank
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