MMR declines to 130

Highlights of the data

As per the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) data, the MMR (number of maternal deaths per 1,00,000 live births) has dropped from 167 (in 2011-2013, the last SRS period) to 130 for the country.

Kerala has the lowest MMR of 46, followed by Maharashtra with 61 and Tamil Nadu 66

Three States have already achieved the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal of MMR 70.