Assam’s growth rate is lowest in the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals index: Congress. Assam’s development from 2019 to 2020 was only two points (55 to 57). With the state making the worst overall progress of all Indian states in the latest NITI Aayog Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) index 2020-21, Gaurav Gogoi, the Congress’ Deputy Leader in the Lok Sabha, said on Wednesday.
In comparison, the greatest growth rate for a state was 12 points, much lower than Assam’s, Gogoi said. Adding that Assam’s overall ranking fell from 23rd to 26th.
“At 59, Assam has the most minimal wellbeing rating of any state. Additionally, it fell three positions, from 25th to 28th. The percentage of teenagers aged 10-19 years who are anemic is 36.9, which is greater than the percentage in India.
“Tamil Nadu, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, and Kerala all have much higher ratings. Additionally, Assam has the highest maternal mortality rate of any state, with a score of 215, almost twice that of India “Congress’s leader said.
Claiming that Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma deceived the state’s citizens on education issues. Gogoi said that Assam was placed 24th out of 28 states and that its score on the NITI Aayog’s Sustainable Development Goals index actually decreased this year from 44 to 43.
Assam has the second-highest dropout rate for grades 9 and 10 in the country. Additionally, it has one of the lowest pupil-teacher ratios in the country at 11 and almost half of India’s score of 21.
He said that Assam has the lowest economic ranking in the northeast area. Assam’s ranking fell from 17 to 22 in 2019. Indeed, states like Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur, which were lower in 2019 than Assam, have overtaken it in 2020.
Gogoi, the son of the late Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, said that Chief Minister Sarma attempted to explain Assam’s low performance by using the NFHS 4 data rather than the more current NFHS 5 data.
According to the Congress Lok Sabha member, Assam is place 28th on the SDG index for women empowerment, i.e. in the area of gender parity and equality. “To begin, gender parity is defines as “access to health care, education, nutrition, employment, and asset ownership.”
He said that the Chief Minister, on the other hand, argued that Assam’s high incidence of crimes against women was attributable to the fact that women filed more complaints about crimes against them.
“Nonetheless, as per the 2018 NFHS study, states like Rajasthan, Kerala, Maharashtra, and Himachal Pradesh likewise. Show ladies visiting police headquarters and enrolling cases. However, their rates of crime against women were much lower than those in Assam. According to the SDG report “Gogoi said.
He said that Assam is ranked last in all critical areas of economics, healthcare, education, and gender equality. With no substantial progress since 2018.
The BJP administration should be candid about its failings rather than deceiving the public, the Congress member said.