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Delhi to compete for Unesco Imperial Capital City status

03 Août 2017

In 2008, the capital reported 5.7% infant deaths. Though it was only marginally higher than the sex ratio at birth in 2015 (898), the figure for 2016 marked the first time that the sex ratio surpassed 900 since 2010, when it was 901.

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.

Releasing the report, Mr Sisodia said that the number of births registered in Delhi in2016 increased to 3,79,161 from 3,74,012 in 2015 and 3,73,693 in 2014.

The proportion of mothers aged 35 years and above also increased marginally. The birth rate works out to be 20.38 per thousand population during 2016 as against 20.50 during 2015, according to the report.

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The infant mortality rate, which is the number of deaths of infants under one year of age per 1,000 live births, decreased to 21.35 in 2016 from 23.25 in 2015. "The remaining increase in the population of Delhi is due to migration".

It added that of the total registered births in Delhi in 2016, 34.57 per cent were registered in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, followed by 31.07 per cent in South Corporation, 21.04 per cent in East Corporation, 12.19 per cent in NDMC and 1.13 per cent in the Cantonment Board area.

The deputy CM said that the institutional births have increased from 3,15,694 (84.41 per cent) in 2015 to 3,28,872 (86.74 per cent) a year ago.

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Delhi to compete for Unesco Imperial Capital City status