India logs 6.2 percent hike in death rate during 2020 : CRS data

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The Central Government has released the Civil Registration System (CRS) Report 2020 on the basis of the Birth and Death Report.

  • As per the report, the number of registered births has come down from 2.48 crore in 2019 to 2.42 crore in the year 2020, showing a decrease of around 2.40 per cent.

  • The Civil Registration System’ for 2020 report said that in the case of registered deaths, the number has increased from 76.4 lakh in the year 2019 to 81.2 lakhs in 2020 showing an increase of 6.2 percent. 

  • Of the total registered deaths, males accounted for 60.2 per cent and females 39.8 per cent.

  • Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, and Haryana have contributed significantly to the increased number of deaths registered from 2019 to 2020.

  • According to NITI Aayog, the number of births and deaths included in the report are actual numbers collected from around 3 lakh registration units across the country.

  • About Civil Registration System (CRS)

  • It is a universal, continuous, compulsory, and permanent recording of birth, death, and stillbirth.

  • Registration of births and deaths is done under the Birth and Death Registration Act (RBD), 1969.

  • Above mentioned figures include deaths due to COVID-19 and other reasons.

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