“Millennium Development Goals”: Is Maternal Mortality in India on the Right Path 

Barun Kumar Mukhopadhyay, ISI, Kolkata (retired)

Internationally, the position of India’s maternal death is worse still in the early 21st Century. And there lies the crux of the situation prevailing in India. Henceforth, the interest of researchers grows to study the situation in their own way based on available data to understand the present situation and the future trend, if any. The present paper as such tries to investigate the present situation of maternal mortality vis-à-vis the different indigenous and exogenous factors which are necessary to effect on the level and trend in maternal mortality. Due to paucity of data a special type of statistical analysis has been conducted to know the level and trend of MMR along with the same in socio demographic economic and infrastructural variables among the major states in India. The findings show some encouraging results having a parity with the reducing level of MMR as well as different indicators.

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Presented in Poster Session 7