India has highest number of under-five deaths in the world: Report

In a latest report given by  by UN Millennium Development Goals, which was later presented by the Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla, claimed that nearly One third of the extreme poor global population reside in India.  However the UN Millennium Development Goals report also highlighted the fact that the mentioned figures in the report also holds the highest number of under-five deaths in the world.

Talking about the report Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla said that although the report figures are quite challenging enough  but  she certainly believe that the new government under the patronage   Narendra Modi they would able to surmount  the problem.

She added, We don’t have to be proud of what we have done. Poverty is the biggest challenge… I am sure when the next report comes, we will have done much better,” stressing on Prime Minister’s commitment to poverty elimination and “sabka saath sabka vikas (With all, development for all)”.

The report also tinted the fact that as compared to men in both or both Eastern Asia and South-Eastern Asia  the literacy rate among the young women is rising at commendable speed.

However for Southern Asia region, the greatest increase in youth literacy rates between 1990 and 2011 was observed here as it went from 60 to 80 per cent.

UN Resident Coordinator Lise Grande said India’s role in global development is the most important in the world and the Millennium Development Goals can’t be reached globally if they’re not reached here.



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