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‘Gujarat lags in health, education’

NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Sunday said while Gujarat had done very well in industrialisation, it would need to do some catching-up in the health and education sectors.

Mr. Kumar met Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and senior State officials here.

“Gujarat’s achievements in education and health are not like those in other areas like industrialisation, infrastructure and energy...I talked about this with the State government,” he said, speaking to reporters after the meeting. He was happy to learn from the government that budgetary allocations for health and education had been increased for 2018-19.

He was told that the State was planning “big success this year itself” in the health sector, and district collectors had been asked to pay special attention to child malnutrition and the maternal mortality ratio, Mr. Kumar said.

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