Hyderabad, Nov. 30 -- Telangana is one of the top three Indian states and one of the top two states in Southern India according to the Sample Registration Survey (SRS) report of Maternal Mortality Rate (MMR) in November.

MMR is the calculation of the number of maternal deaths per 100,000 live births.

According to the SRS report released by the Registrar General of India, Government of India, Telangana, With an MMR of 43, is second in South India behind Kerala, which has an MMR of 19.

It stands third behind Maharashtra and Kerala, nationally.

Since its statehood, the MMR has decreased fairly drastically. The MMR in Telangana was approximately 92 in 2014; it is currently 43.

"While India only dropped MMR by 25 percent, Telangana reduce...