Sources: PIB, PTI, The Hindu, The Indian Express, DD News, Lok Sabha Channel , Rajya Sabha Channel , All India Radio
MATERNAL MORTALITY RATIO (MMR)
The Office of the Registrar General’s Sample Registration System (SRS) released the special bulletin on Maternal Mortality in India 2016-18.
The Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) in India has declined to 113 in 2016-18 from 122 in 2015-17 and 130 in 2014-2016.
The MMR of various States according to the bulletin includes Assam (215), Bihar (149), Madhya Pradesh (173), Chhattisgarh (159), Odisha (150), Rajasthan (164), Uttar Pradesh (197) and Uttarakhand (99).
The southern States registered a lower MMR — Andhra Pradesh (65), Telangana (63), Karnataka (92), Kerala (43) and Tamil Nadu (60).