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Closing the gap

Closing the gap

India is on track to meet most of its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to its strong growth since the 1980s, says the latest Global.

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Monitoring Report by the World Bank. The report also highlights growing income inequality with rapid development as well as the poorly performing targeted programmes. It adds there is a desperate need to design effective programmes targeting underprivileged groups.

The report says education enrollment rates are fairly high for all sections of the society. How ever, scheduled tribes suffer from high mortality in the under-five age group, poor access to water and sanitation, nutrition deprivation, and low levels of adult literacy.

Compiled by Arjun Kumar

Graphic by Yogesh Kumar/Mint

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