Apr 1, 2013: This paper presents facts on urban inequalities in the context of certain targets and reflects on the processes through which the agenda of these targets can be met in the future. It focuses on the targets that pertain to improving access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and improving the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers by 2020. In technical terms, these issues have been categorised under targets 10 and 11 of the Goal 7 of the MDGs.
New Delhi, Mar 11, 2013: Oxfam India in collaboration with Kalpavriksh is organizing National Consultation on "Sustainability and Development in India: Possibilities for the Post 2015 Framework".
The purpose of the consultation is to review our commitment to mainstream sustainable development with MDGs in context of ongoing current environment of global discussions around post 2015 development goals.
New Delhi, Mar 11, 2013: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) adopted during the U.N. Millennium Summit, 2000 by 189 countries including India consists of eight goals which are sought to be achieved during the period 1990 to 2015.
The Millennium Development Goal (MDG) -1 is regarding Eradication of Extreme Poverty and Hunger, which have 2 targets namely, (i) Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the percentage of population below the National Poverty Line and (ii) Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger.
* India’s healthcare spending increased by Rs 194,000 crore between 2007-2012
* Child sex ratio declined 13 points during the five-year period as against the target to increase it by 8 points
* There was a shortage of 88% specialist doctors between 2007-12
Healthcare spending by federal and state governments increased by nearly Rs 194,000 crore between 2007 and 2012. Yet, targets of key indicators like infant mortality rate (IMR) and maternal mortality rate (MMR) were missed.
New Delhi, Jan 2, 2013: India is expected to miss the crucial UN Millennium Development Goals (MDG), including those related to reduction in poverty, hunger and infant mortality, according to a government report.
The poverty ratio is likely to be 26.7% by 2015 as against the target of 23.9%, while infant mortality rate (IMR) would be 43 per 1,000 live births against the milestone of bringing it down to 27.
New Delhi, Dec. 18, 2012: Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are eight international development goals set by the United Nations which member countries, including India, have agreed to achieve by the year 2015. MDGs directly pertaining to Health Sector and the progress made by India is as under:
This annual report, coordinated by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, presents a global assessment of progress to date towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDG), based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system.
New Delhi, Oct. 12, 2012: India has lagged in improving its Global Hunger Index (GHI) score despite strong economic growth, according to the 2012 Global Hunger Index report released for the seventh year by the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), Welthungerhilfe, and Concern Worldwide.
This article provides an analysis of India’s progress on the safe water and sanitation access targets of the Millennium Development Goals. Despite significant reported progress on water access,a majority of the population do not have access to sanitation and resort to open defecation.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 4, 5, 6 are set for the year 2015. The achievement under National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) against these Goals are as follows:
· The Under 5 Mortality Rates is 59 per 1000 live births in 2010.
· The Maternal Mortality Ratio stands at 212 per 1, 00,000 Live Births during 2007-09.
· The annual incidence of malaria (Cases of malaria/1000 population) has been halted around 1.5 since the year 2008.