Tardy pace on maternal mortality front: MDG report

  1. Although the infant mortality rate fell drastically from 88.2 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 43.8 in 2012, the annual progress on this had been slow.
  2. Maternal mortality rate fell from 560 per lakh live births in 1990 to 190 in 2013.
  3. On the environment front, India is one of the few countries that have reduced its carbon dioxide emissions in relation to its GDP.
  4. India emitted 0.65 kg of carbon dioxide per $1 of GDP in 1990, which fell to 0.53 kg in 2010.
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