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Tarun Gogoi provides employment opportunities to women and children.

Tarun GogoiGuwahati: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Tuesday said that the state is moving towards the goal to offer employment opportunities to women and education to children.

Releasing a vision document for women and children, Gogoi said that “We know we still have a long way to go, but at least in the last ten years we have been able to make people aware of a lot of issues and we hope in the coming years we will fulfil the target we have set in the document.”

He added that “Issues like high MMR and IMR still plague the state, some schools do not have access to clean drinking water and social evils like witch hunting exist. We hope we overcome these problems in the future and the state develops in the true sense.”

The document anticipates reducing Infant mortality rate from 58 to 38 per 1000 live births, dropping in maternal mortality rate (MMR) to 210 per 1,00,000 live birth, reduction of total fertility rate to 2.1%, improving child sex ratio, decline in percentage of anaemia in children and women and reducing the percentage of underweight children (0-5 years) by 30%.


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