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Revealed in the report – 39 deaths per 1000 children in 2014, then 28 deaths in 2020 India Child Mortality Rate Reduction Report; Mansukh Mandaviya To Health Workers

By Ankit Sharma - September 23, 2022

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India has made great achievements in reducing child mortality. According to the Sample Registration System (SRS) Statistical Report 2020 released by the Registrar General of India (RGI) on Thursday, there were 30 deaths per 1000 live births in 2019, while in 2020 this figure has come down to 28 deaths. The number of deaths in 2014 was 39.

The infant mortality rate (IMR), under-five mortality rate (U5MR) and neonatal mortality (NMR) have declined sharply since 2014 in the country. The new SRS report shows the difference between the figures for 2019 and 2020.

What do the trends of the report say?

  • Talking about the U5MR, it has declined by 3 points in a year. While 35 children died for every 1000 live births in 2019, 32 children died for every 1000 live births in 2020. This figure was recorded 36 in rural areas and 21 in urban areas. The annual decline in mortality rate was recorded at 8.6%.
  • The mortality rate of girls under 5 years of age (33) is higher than that of boys (31). Male U5MR declined by 4 points and female U5MR declined by 3 points in one year. Talking about the states, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka have seen the maximum decline of 5 points in U5MR.
  • Looking at the IMR figures, there was a decline of 2 points in a year. In 2019, 30 infants died for every 1000 live births, and in 2020, 28 infants died. If we look at the data of NMR, then it also declined by 2 points. In 2019, 22 newborns died per live births and in 2020, 20 newborns lost their lives.

Union Health Minister congratulated

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday took to social media to congratulate all the health workers, caregivers and community members of the country on the reduction in child mortality. He said that India’s target is to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 and this success is a big step towards that. With the partnership of the Central and State Governments, we will be able to reduce the child mortality rate further.

If the SRS report is to be believed, so far Kerala (4), Delhi (9), Tamil Nadu (9), Maharashtra (11), Jammu and Kashmir (12) and Punjab (12) according to the SDG target NMR (

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Ankit Sharma

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