Mangaluru, Dec 31, 2015: DK District in-charge Minister and State Minister for Forest and Ecology B Ramanatha Rai released the Dakshina Kannada Human Development Report at a function held at the Netravathi Auditorium of Zilla Panchayat Office on December 31, Thursday.
The report puts the Human Development Index of Dakshina Kannada distract at 0.687 while the child development index is 0.721, As per the report, the Food Security index is 0.571 gender equality index-0,042 and Composite Dalit Development Index- 0.787.
Various aspects including standard of living, health, education, maternal mortality and child mortality rate are taken into consideration while preparing the report.
In his address, Rai said the Report would go a long way in framing programmes aimed at bringing about equality and in also improving the standard of living. He also expressed his gratitude to all those who contributed in the preparation of the report.
Deputy Commissioner A.B. Ibrahim who also spoke, said the Human Development Report would serve as a guide to the government while formulating various welfare programmes.
Zilla Panchayat President Asha Timmappa Gowda opined that the report would of great help in identifying areas where the administration has to put in more efforts to achieve development.
Dr Saigeetha and Dr S.N. Shetty who assisted in preparing the report were honoured on the occasion.
As many as 20 differently- abled people received modified two-wheelers during the function.
Sreevidya, CEO of Zilla Panchayat, Satish Kumpala, Vice President of Zilla Panchayat and several others were present.
Urban Development Index of various towns and cities in DK as mentioned in the Human Development Report
Mangaluru City Corporation - 0.690
Ullal Town Municipality - 0.406
Mulky Town Panchayat - 0.380
Moodbidri Town Municipality - 0.316
Bantwal Town Municipality - 0.310
Puttur Town Municipality - 0.310
Beltangady Town Panchayat - 0.397
Sullia Town Panchayat - 0.636