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SDG 3 MONITORING AT SUB-NATIONAL LEVEL WITH DATA FROM THE CIVIL REGISTRATION SYSTEM IN RAJASTHAN STATE, INDIA : 2001-14

ABSTRACT: In India, Civil registration was initiated under the registration of births and deaths act, 1969 to give reliable estimates of fertility and mortality situation for the nation up to the lowest administrative levels, but due to its inadequate and underreporting, still the Sample Registration System is used to generate reliable indicators of fertility and mortality. In this paper, an attempt is made to compute certain indicators from the civil registration system for the period of 2001-14 in the State of Rajasthan, India. The major SDG indicators of goal 3 of ensuring healthy lives and promoting well-being for all at all ages; targets 3.1 (By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births) and 3.2 (By 2030, end preventable deaths of newborns and children under 5 years of age, with all countries aiming to reduce neonatal mortality to at least as low as 12 per 1,000 live births and under-5 mortality to at least as low as 25 per 1,000 live births) with indicators of Under-five Mortality Rate (indicator 3.2.1) and Maternal Mortality Ratio (indicator 3.1.1)  and other fertility and mortality indicators can be computed, if certain denominator bases are available every year. As the civil registration data has not been classified by the place of residence, it is not strictly comparable to SRS figures. But it has been presented here so as to serve as an indication and for the improvement of the system for generation of reliable vital rates at sub-national levels using civil registration data, which is the need of the day for planning purposes for programme managers and policy makers 

Keywords: SDGs; CRS; India; Rajasthan; MMR; IMR

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Manoj Kumar Raut and Ananta Basudev Sahu


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