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Assam showing no significant growth in Sustainable Development Goals since 2018, says Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi

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GUWAHATI: Gaurav Gogoi, deputy leader of Congress in Lok Sabha said Assam rank is very poor in health, education, economy and women’s safety with no significant growth since 2018.

Congress also hit back at Himanta Biswa Sarma for misleading people by state in terms of Sustainable Development Goals report of 2020-31.

“In the field of health, Assam has the lowest score of 59 among all states. It also dropped by 3 ranks from 25th to 28th place. Percentage of adolescents aged 10–19 years who are anemic is 36.9, higher than India’s score”, Gogoi said.

“States like Punjab, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Himachal have much better scores. Assam also has the highest maternal mortality rate among all states with a score of 215, almost double of India’s score,” he added.

Additionally, there is also no clear cut contradiction with the NITI Ayog report on several parameters.

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