Quoting the World Bank reports in a lecture at BioAsia, he said though the infant mortality rate has come down, India missed the 'Millennium Development Goals'.
"As per the latest data, out of the 12 targets, India is on track for five and moderately on track for another four. It's lagging in respect of two targets, and progress under one component is not statistically discernible," Statistics Minister V K Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.
World leaders are slated to adopt a set of new development objectives in September, which will replace eight UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) due to expire.
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The government today said the country may not fully achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ratified by the United Nations with regard to health and nutritional indicators.