Maternal mortality is still a major problem of developing countries, and all the “so-called” developing countries have failed to achieve the Millennium Development Goal targets. Revised targets are given in Sustainable development goal (SDG) for maternal mortality rate (MMR) of 70. Due to multiple issues of women's health and empowerment and literacy, the targets have become different to achieve in India in the past few years. For the last 5 years, India has shown a new political will and a new multipronged drive to bring down MMR, and the results have been dramatic to bring the MMR down to 130. We are well on course to SDG-2030 goal of 70 MMR.
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