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Assam 2030: Zero poverty, no hunger, full literacy

The Assam government on Monday announced an ambitious target of eliminating poverty and hunger from the state along with achieving full literacy by 2030. Releasing the document 'Assam 2030: Our Dream, Our Commitment', Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal appealed to all stakeholders to work sincerely for achieving the targets.

"The Government of Assam plans to reduce the poverty ratio from 27.3 per cent in 2015 to zero per cent by 2030. The goal lays down targets for eradication of extreme poverty for all people everywhere," the report said. 

The document also laid the target of ending hunger by 2030 and malnutrition by 2025.

"It also targets to double agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale food producers like farmers, fishermen, milk producers etc," it said. On education sector, the document said the government will target to achieve full literacy in the next 14-15 years in the state. 
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