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India's infant mortality rate reduces to 47 per 1000 live births in 2010

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India's infant mortality rate (IMR) has dropped further by 3 points from 50 to 47 infant deaths per 1000 live births during 2010, an official statement said here today, quoting the latest Sample Registration System (SRS) bulletin, December 2011 released by the Registrar General of India (RGI).

It said the IMR for rural areas had dropped by 4 points from 55 to 51 infant deaths per 1000 live births while the urban rate now stands at 31 from the previous 34/1000. 

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