Partners of the Abhiyan across 12 states are releasing Mid-Term Review Reports specific to their state/ sector, and organizing public meetings, media conferences and rallies to highlight the key challenges that the government needs to address in relation to Poverty, Hunger, Health, Education, Environment & Social Exclusion – which are the key themes reflected in the Millennium Development Goals.
Millennium Development Goals: A Review of the Status of Nomadic Tribes of Andhra Pradesh, India (Lokdhara, July 2007 – English)
This report has been prepared with the data and information collected from the Nomadic Tribes of Andhra pradesh, which are one of the most vulnerable groups of India. There are about 250 nomadic tribes in India and the approximate national population of the nomadic tribes is about 10% or 100 millions. Unless the vast section of this nomadic population accesses the fruits of development, the UN Millenium development goals and specifically reducing the poverty to 50% by 2015 would be a distant Goal.
Millennium Development Goals and Dalits – A Status Report (NACDOR, June 2007, Hindi / English)
After seven years of adopting Millennium Declaration and Millennium Development Goals, it is time to ask if these have a meaning for the Dalits and Adivasis. India faces this challenge in respecting its commitment to the world. This report attempts to capture the realities of Dalits in the light of Millennium Development Goals and National Development Goals.
MDG Muslim Status Report (Tehreek-e-Pasmanda, July 2007, English)
In this report an attempt has been made to collect relevant data generated by the government agencies, development organizations, researchers and institutions dedicated to the study of Muslims, while keeping an eye on the political and civil society responses The report aims to look for the reasons for the situation of Muslims and prescriptions for the improvements of their living conditions.
Uttar Pradesh and the Millennium Development Goals – A Mid-term Review (UPVAN July 2007 – Hindi)
The report not only evaluates the state’s progress towards achievement of MDGs but also suggests concrete& realistic measures that need to be adopted to realize MDGs by 2015. The report can be used as an advocacy tool with the government and the findings of the report would also aid in localizing MDGs within the state.
The Halfway Mark & Realization of MDGs in Orissa (Katha Rakhibaa Sarakar, July 2007 – English)
The MDGs are not new goals. The Orissa state government, set such goals way back in the 1960s. After 40 years of such policy focus, the state has dropped further in the human development index. It suggests that the understanding of the state’s socio-economic characteristics is flawed. If it has failed to meet the target in 40- 50 years, there is no way it can achieve the MDGs in the next eight years with the same understanding. The state cannot continue with the policies that it has followed all these years if it is to achieve the MDGs at least in the next 15-20 years. There is a need for a new paradigm of developmental planning that makes these lofty goals achievable. What is this new development paradigm?
MDG Promises and Reality in Maharashtra: 7-7-7. Civil Society Report (Maha-Abhiyan, July 2007 – English)
While Maharashtra is ranked as one of the most prosperous states in per capita GDP, its debt per capita is also one of the highest in the country. The per capita income of Mumbai has remained consistently about 2.5 times higher in comparison to rest of Maharashtra. However, just step a 100 kilometers outside Mumbai and one can encounter several tribal children in Thane’s Jawahar taluka dying of starvation. An affidavit filed in the Bombay high court last year claimed that as many as 35,000 children in Melghat in Amravati district were severely malnourished, and more than 5,000 had died in the last decade.
Quantity, Quality Or Both? Millennium Development Goals – A Mid-term Review in Himachal Pradesh(SUTRA, July 2007 – English)
The Report mainly looks into the Health, Education and Environment aspect of the Millennium Development Goals. Himachal Pradesh has one of the best and fastest growing economy and the Per Capita Income now stands fourth in the country but the statistics tell a different story.
Chhattisgarh and UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Status and Progress at Half Way Mark (2007)(CECOEDECON & IDS, July 2007 – English)
Chhattisgarh came into existence in 2000 and so the report reflects the situation of the new state only. Despite the limitations of scanty data and literature the report tries to give status report and concerns of the state on the MDGs. The main objectives of the report are to look into the state of progress that has been made in attaining the MDGs, Specifically it attempts: (i) to assess and analyse the progress towards MDGs using selected indicators to judge the progress and; (ii) to identify and analyse the key indicators which require urgent policy attention.
Madhya Pradesh and UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs): Status and Progress at Half Way Mark (2007) (CECOEDECON & IDS, July 2007 – English)
Madhya Pradesh has to go a long way to achieve MDGs. It is despite the fact that Madhya Pradesh is a smaller state and governance should have been better, but the performance has been slow. Poverty in Madhya Pradesh is still huge especially the urban poverty. The decline in poverty is slow. Urban poverty is also the fall out of rural poverty as very and poor move to urban slums to eke out livelihood. The present situation does not reflect that poverty goals can be fulfilled by 2015.
Rajasthan and the MDGs Status & Progress: The Half Way Mark (2007) (CECOEDECON & IDS, July 2007 – English)
Rajasthan has miles to go before it can rest and get out of BIMARU tag. Almost 95.7 percent villagers and 95.9 percent urban dwellers live on Rs.38.50 per day that is less than a dollar a day. 35.5 percent of women having BMI of below normal had no education as against 18.9 percent women with 10 years complete or above education. Efforts would be required on a mission mode to achieve enrolment goals. Growth in educational infrastructure needs to be coupled with efforts towards reducing drop out rates.
Millennium Development Goals and Bihar: A Citizens’ Report. (VSSS, July 2007 – Hindi)
This report presents analysis and facts of the state’s key issues in relation to the MDGs. This includes reviews on unemployment, education, health rights, the socio-economic status of Muslims and Child Labour. It also includes the impact of floods and the government’s responses to natural calamities. Academics and specialists have contributed towards this composition.
Mid-Point Report on the Millennium Development Goals in Tamil Nadu (Neighbourhood Community Network, July 2007 – English)
This report aims primarily to assess the situation in Tamilnadu vis-à-vis the Millennium Development Goals. The most striking finding of the report is that neither in the state level offices nor the district offices of the government does rarely anybody know anything about the Millennium Development Goals. This makes one wonder whether there has been any concerted and conscious mobilization by various departments towards achieving the MDG targets.
A Mid-Term Report on Progress of Status of Millennium Development Goals of West Bengal (IMSE-FIAN-FOVOWB, July 2007 – English)
This report, a critical evaluation of different indicators of MDGS in West Bengal, reveals a state of uneven development which is a feature of underdevelopment throughout the state. The districts in the North and Central Bengal show results far below the state averages in poverty, income, health, education and gender. The stark finding of the report is the prevalence of hunger which stands at 10.6 percent households (the highest among Indian states) not having enough food everyday for some months of the year.