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India Country Report, 2015
Mar 24, 2015

According to The Millennium Development Goals Reports of the United Nations and India Country Report, 2015 brought out by the Central Statistical Office, the progress achieved by India is quite satisfactory in respect of majority of Goals/Targets. 

The Government of India is a signatory of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG) and makes all efforts to achieve the targets set for the Goals/indicators associated with it.

The concerned Ministries such as the Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and Ministry of Human Resource Development are implementing a number of schemes and programmes such as Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, National Rural Livelihoods Mission, National Urban Livelihoods Mission, Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, Rajiv Awas Yojana, Indira Awas Yojana, National Health Mission, Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, Mid-Day Meal Scheme, Integrated Child Development Services, Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission, National Social Assistance Programme, Swachh Bharat Mission etc to improve India’s social indicators to attain MDGs.

8 MDG Goals for 2015

1. Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger: Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the number of people whose income is less than $1 a day and who suffer from hunger. 

2. Achieve Universal Primary Education: Ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere will have access to a full course of primary schooling. 

3. Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women: Eliminate gender disparity in primary and secondary education by 2005, and at all levels by 2015. 

4. Reduce Child Mortality: Reduce by two-thirds, between 1990 and 2015, the under-five mortality rate. 

5. Improve Maternal Health: Reduce the maternal deaths by three quarters and achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health.

6. Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria, and Other Diseases: Halt and begin to reverse the spread of HIV/AIDS and the incidence of malaria and other diseases, and achieve universal access to treatment for HIV/AIDS for those who need it by 2010. 

7. Ensure Environmental Sustainability: Integrate sustainable development principles into country policies; significantly reduce biodiversity loss by 2010; cut in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation; improve the lives of 100 million slum dwellers, by 2020. 

8. Develop a Global Partnership for Development: Develop further an open, rule-based trading and financial system committed to development and poverty reduction; make countries' debt sustainable in the long term; provide access to affordable drugs in developing countries; make available the benefits of new technologies


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