India, Nov. 30 -- This is a considerable improvementfrom the 130 deaths perlakhin 2014-2016

India has improved its maternal mortality ratio (MMR) - number of deaths per 100,000 live births - to 97 deaths per lakh in 2018-2020 from 103 deaths per lakh in 2017-2019. This is a considerable improvement from the 130 deaths per lakh in 2014-2016, the latest data released by the office of the Registrar General of India showed.

On the regional level, Assam continues to have the highest MMR (195) but has improved its own performance over the years.

In 2014-2016, the northeastern state's MMR was at a dangerously high 237 deaths per one lakh live births. This has improved significantly over the years to 229 in 2015-2017, 215 in 2016-2018 and 205 ...