Omicron, Vaccination, COVID Updates: Top Quotes From Government
Niti Aayog report red flags a dip in immunisation coverage among children, total case notification rate of TB and poor disease surveillance-cum-reporting in Odisha
Health Index Scores and rankings for states and UTs are generated to assess incremental performance (year-to-year progress) and overall performance (current performance).
NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar, who is on 3-day Odisha visit, speaks on State’s performance on development parameters
Odisha government's Jajpur and Kalahandi models have come under scrutiny. Because, industry rich Jajpur has the second highest urban poor in the State, just behind remote Malkangiri
The Niti Aayog report has placed Odisha on the ninth spot among all states in the country mentioning that it has 29.35 pc of population which is multidimensionally poor.
Niti Aayog has also been suggested to engage actively with external experts and build a knowledge pool that comes handy to various government agencies.
The programme focuses on six main themes-- health and nutrition, education, agriculture and water resources, financial inclusion, skill development, and basic infrastructure-- which have direct bearing on the quality of life and economic productivity of the citizens.
Both leaders reiterated that the Consumer Affairs Ministry should implement the draft consumer protection e-commerce rules at the earliest as they are in the best interest of the consumers as well as the traders of the country as it will not only ensure the best quality and price for the consumers.
With only 9-years in hand, it seems challenging for the Odisha government to ensure decent jobs for its youth by 2030, especially when Covid-19 lockdowns have pushed nearly 7 lakh out of jobs in May this year
In what could possibly dent the tall claims of the state government on socio-economic development, the NITI Aayog's recent report on the performance of states on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has placed Odisha in the bottom-5 states in the country. With an SDG score of 61, Odisha remained in the performer bracket like last year and shares its position with Chhattisgarh and Nagaland.
"From then on, we should be able to vaccinate everybody in India properly and that should help us," he said, amid a shortage of vaccine in various states.
Kerala retained its rank as the top state with a score of 75. Both Himachal Pradesh and Tamil Nadu took the second spot with a score of 74.
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New Delhi: NITI Aayog member (health) Dr VK Paul on Tuesday received the second dose of Covaxin to protect him against coronavirus at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here. Paul, also head of the National Task Force on Covid-19, has not reported any major side effects after the first jab over a […]
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