Infant mortality rate down but 1 in 31 children die within one year of life

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News: Registrar General of India has released the Sample Registration System – Statistical Report 2018.

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  • Sample Registration System:It is a demographic survey for providing reliable annual estimates of infant mortality rate, birth rate, death rate and other fertility and mortality indicators at the national and sub-national levels.
    • It was initiated on a pilot basis by the Registrar General of India in a few states in 1964-65, it became fully operational during 1969-70.