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Children Matter 
  • More than one third of the population is below 18 years. We have the largest young population in the world. This is not a "demographic dividend" if millions of young people lack access to health and education and are prevented from becoming useful members of society. It can become a "demographic trap" if each new generation fails to space and limit family size.

  • 38% births are not registered which impacts adversely on planning as well as nationality.

  • Two thirds of deaths occur in the first week of life and two thirds of them in the 2 days of life. Almost 45% of neonatal deaths take place within 48 hours of birth.

  • The declining number of girls in the 0-6 age group is a cause for alarm. For every 1000 boys there are only 927 females - even 798 in Punjab & 819 in Haryana. 

 

  
 

 

 

 

 
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