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Millennium Development Goals: Delhi State Report 2014 released

As per the report, the proportion of people living below the poverty line in Delhi decreased to 9.9 percent in 2011-12 from 15.7 percent registered in 1993-94.

Sep 23, 2015 15:15 IST
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The Institute of Human Development (IHD) on 22 September 2015 released a report titled Millennium Development Goals: Delhi State Report 2014.

It was prepared by the IHD in collaboration with the Delhi Planning Board (DPB).

Highlights of the report
• The proportion of people below the poverty line in Delhi estimated for 2011-12 was 9.9 percent in comparison to 15.7 percent during 1993-94, the base year for MDG.
• While the under-5 child mortality rate was 83.1 in 1992, it dropped to 28 in 2012.
• Infant mortality rate was 25 in 2012 against 36 recorded in 1998.
• Percentage of underweight children (under 3 years) decreased from 36.2 percent in 1992-93 to 24.9 percent in 2005-06.
• Tuberculosis prevalence rate reduced to 67.7 per one lakh population in 2010 as opposed to 284.5 recorded in 2004.
• While the percentage of slum households in 2001 was 16.3, it came down to 11.3 in 2011.
• Teledensity (number of connections for 100 individuals) increased from 41.8 in 2004 to 218.9 in 2011.
• While around 29.1 percent of households have personal computers, only 17.6 percent households having internet facility.
• Net enrolment ratio in primary education was 97.6 percent during 2012-13 and proportion of pupils completing it was 99.7 percent in 2010-11 against the 100 percent target envisaged by the MDG.
• The youth literacy rate that is between 15 and 24 years old was 96.46 percent during 2011-12.
• Share of women in wage employment in the non-agricultural sector was 17.1 in 2011-12.
• While the proportion of seats held by women in the state Assembly was 4.3 percent in 2013, it increased to 8.6 percent in 2015.

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