Gujarat government's ambitious programme to reduce child and maternal mortality rate seems to have caught the fancy of other states in the country. As many as 8 states in India have decided to adopt Gujarat government's "Chiranjeevi Yojna".
States to adopt Chiranjeevi yojna of Gujarat government include names such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Punjab and Kerala. It may be mentioned here that maternal mortality rate (per lakh live births) in Gujarat was 389 in 1989, which has declined to 136 in 2007-08.
Bouyed by the sustained efforts to bring down mortality rate, Gujarat government has further set the target of reducing child and women mortality rate below 100 by 2010.
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