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Bihar, Gujarat, Rajasthan lag in curbing infant deaths -Subodh Varma

-The Times of India NEW DELHI: The steady decline in infant deaths in Indian states appears to be faltering in some while progressing well in others, according to fresh data for 2014 released by the Census office based on an annual sample survey. Some of the more backward states like Assam, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh did well in bringing down infant deaths, but Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand showed an alarming...

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MP sees rise in infant mortality -Deshdeep Saxena

-The Times of India Bhopal: Despite an aggressive government campaign to save lives of infants in Madhya Pradesh, there has been a considerable increase in the number of their deaths in the state. According to National Health Mission, the number of deaths of infants has gone up to 19,672 till January 2016. State capital Bhopal is the worst performer where maximum 1,060 infants died from April 2015 to January 2016. The state already...

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Rising elderly population needs a broad-based support system

Although the focus of erstwhile UPA and the present NDA government has been to achieve higher economic growth by reaping the 'demographic dividend', a recent report from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) informs us that a substantial chunk of the population underwent ageing during the last 60 years. The report entitled Elderly in India: Profile and Programmes 2016 from CSO (that comes under the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation) shows...

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Women missing from India’s workforce, says economic survey -Ashwaq Masoodi The Labour Force Participation Rate for women is significantly lower than that for males in both rural and urban areas, according to the survey New Delhi: In both rural and urban India, women are not present in significant numbers in the labour force, according to the Economic Survey 2015-16. Even though the proportion of the economically active population (15-59 years) increased from 57.7% to 63.3% between 1991 and 2013 (Sample Registration...

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Lesser proportion of infants & children dying, says Census office

  It brings unbearable agony and distress to parents, when a new born child or a young one dies in the family. Fortunately, the latest available data shows that the proportion of infant deaths (less than 1 year of age) in total deaths has fallen between 2004-06 and 2010-13. A similar declining trend could be observed in the proportion of under-5 deaths (less than 5 years of age). The leading causes of...

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