Sex ratio improves during 2016 in Delhi

The infant mortality rate- the number of deaths of infants under one-year old per 1,000 live births – has also gone down in Delhi

The infant mortality rate- the number of deaths of infants under one-year old per 1,000 live births – has also gone down in Delhi

While the majority of mothers who gave birth were between 20 and 24 years of age, the number of mothers under the age of 19 increased to 3.10% from 2.75% in 2015.

In 2016, Delhi has also witnessed a drop in infant mortality rate - and the number stood at 21.35 per 1,000 live births.

As many as 1.42 lakh deaths were registered in Delhi during 2016, a rise of more than 13 per cent from the corresponding figure the year before, according to a report released by the city government today.

Deputy CM and Tourism Minister Manish Sisodia will write to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma, asking him to reconsider Delhi's nomination for the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

According to the Newspaper, The latest estimates state that 5.72% of the total deaths were infant deaths - compared to 6.98% reported the previous year. "Thus the net natural increase in population of Delhi is 649 per day and 2.37 lakhs in a year".

Around 64% of the total registered deaths were in hospitals, with the remaining 36% were domiciliary deaths.

Delhi will apply for "Unesco Imperial Capital Cities" status, the government said on Wednesday, alleging that the city's entry for Unesco World Heritage City was withdrawn by the Centre due to "political agenda".

Out of 3,79161 total registered births in 2016, 52.6 per cent were male 47.4 per cent female. "The birth rate, however, has seen a dip from 20.38 per thousand people in 2016 as against 20.50 during 2015", the report said.

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