India tops in bad sanitation, women unemployment and malnutrition: UN
India has failed utterly in fields of sanitation, employment, maternal mortality, child nutrition, gender equality and carbon dioxide emissions, according to the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Report 2011.
Released here today at the United Nations Information Centre, the report though shows that there have been deep cuts in the poverty rate which is likely to fall from 51 per cent in 1990 to about 22 per cent in 2015.
"In terms of sanitation, India is the worst affected in the world despite it being a huge health issue. More than half the population here use unimproved sanitation methods with nearly half of it practising open defecation, which is the highest rate among all regions," Jayati Ghosh, professor of Economics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, said after releasing the report. Read More