Ahmedabad: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has patted the back of Gujarat government for the rapid speed of progress in the education, health, nutrition and human development sectors in the state.

According to representative of United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) India, Karin Hulshof, Gujarat has almost achieved the UNICEF target of Human Development Index set for 2015.

Hulshof met Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday and discussed about child healthcare in the state.
She mentioned that Gujarat had improved in child’s nutrition and safe delivery of women.

The figure of enrollment in schools is about to touch the cent per cent mark, as the percentage of children leaving schools has sharply declined to a mere two percent.

Registration of pregnant women has touched 96 percent while delivery of 80 percent women in the state was in safe hands of doctors.

According to Hulshof, deficiency of iron in pregnant women and malnutrition in children were a universal concern but barring tribal areas like Dang, Panchmahaal, Dahod and Godhara, the situation was much better in rest of Gujarat. It is 28 percent in Delhi and 27 percent and 28 percent in Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan respectively.

Congress-ruled Manipur has touched 75 percent whereas Communist Party-rules Tripura lacks development as it stands at 7 percent.

JPN/Bureau