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India’s Maternal Mortality Ratio dips to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20

As per the report by the office of the Registrar General of India, The maternal Mortality Ratio in India has dropped from 130 per lakh live births in 2014-16 to 97 per lakh live births in 2018-20. Assam has the highest Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) of 195 and Kerala has the lowest of 19 per lakh live births.

Maternal mortality

  • Maternal mortality in a region is a measurement of the reproductive health of women in the area.
  • Many women of reproductive age die due to complications during and following pregnancy and childbirth or abortion.
  • As per the Maternal Mortality in India 2018-20 data,  Assam, which has the highest MMR, is followed by Madhya Pradesh with an MMR of 173 per lakh live births and Uttar Pradesh with 167.
  • Kerala has the lowest MMR, followed by Maharashtra at 33 and Telangana at 43.

Office of the Registrar General of India

  • The Office of the Registrar General of India functions under the Ministry of Home Affairs. it aims to conduct the Population Census and monitor the implementation of the Registration of Births and Deaths Act in the country.
  • It also estimates on fertility and mortality using the Sample Registration System.

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