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India's Maternal Mortality Ratio has dropped by Ten Points.

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Peeyush Ghalot
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According to a special report issued by the Registrar General of India, India's Maternal Mortality Ratio (MMR) has decreased by ten points. From 113 in 2016-18 to 103 in 2017-19, it has decreased (8.8 percent decline). The MMR had been steadily decreasing throughout the country, from 130 in 2014-2016 to 122 in 2015-17, 113 in 2016-18, and 103 in 2017-19. With this continued drop, India is on pace to meet the National Health Policy (NHP) objective of 100 lakh live births by 2020, and is almost certain to meet the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) target of 70 lakh live births by 2030.  Kerala (30), Maharashtra (38), Telangana (56), Tamil Nadu (58), Andhra Pradesh (58), Jharkhand (61), and Gujarat are currently among the seven states that have met the SDG objective (70). The aforesaid seven states, as well as Karnataka (83) and Haryana (80), have now achieved the MMR target set by the NHP (96).

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