Jaya Jaitly Task Force Constituted

The Government of India has constituted Jaya Jaitly Task Force that will work on the issues of women and child development.

About the task force

The task force was constituted by the Ministry of Women and Child Development. The team will work on the following

  • Lowering Maternal Mortality Rate.
  • Improve Nutritional Levels.
  • Examine issues that are related age of motherhood.

Apart from the above three major tasks, the force will also work on issues related to Infant Mortality Rate, Total Fertility Rate, Maternal Mortality Rate, Child Sex Ratio Rate, Sex Ratio at Birth and other issues related to health and nutrition. The team will also suggest measures to promote higher education of women.

The task force will also suggest suitable amendments to existing laws and also suggest new legislations to achieve its recommendations.

Union Budget

The Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman had announced about setting up of the task force during her budget presentation for the year 2020-21.

Maternal Mortality Rate

The Maternal Mortality Rate is the number of registered maternal deaths due to pregnancy related issues or birth per 100,000 registered live births. Maternal death of a woman is included under MMR if she died while pregnant or within 42 days of termination of pregnancy as well.

According to SRS (Sample Registration System), the MMR of India in the year 2015-17 is 122 per 1 lakh.

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