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India logs 6.2 percent increase in death rate as per CRS during 2020

The Civil Registration System (CRS) report 2020, based on birth and death reports, has been released by the central government. According to the data, the number of registered births declined from 2.48 crore in 2019 to 2.42 crore in 2020, representing a 2.40 percent decrease. According to the Vital Statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System’s report for 2020, the number of registered deaths increased by 6.2 percent from 76.4 lakh in 2019 to 81.2 lakh in 2020.

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Key Points:

  • Males account for 60.2 percent of all registered deaths, while females account for 39.8 percent.
  • Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, and Haryana are among the states and union territories that have contributed considerably to the increase in deaths from 2019 to 2020.
  • The number of births and deaths included in the study are factual figures collected from roughly 3 lakh registration units across the country, according to NITI Aayog Member(Health) Dr. V K Paul.
  • CRS is a system for recording births, deaths, and stillbirths that is universal, continuous, mandatory, and permanent.
  • The Registration of Birth and Death Act (RBD) of 1969 governs the registration of births and deaths.
  • COVID-19 and other causes of death are included in these numbers.

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