The Better Improving and the Weak Faltering: The Story of Infant Mortality Across the Indian States.
3 out of 4 states achieved a decrease of 29% or more. None of the four states with the highest IMR achieved a decrease this rapid.
Assam’s current IMR of 55 is over two times as high when compared to the IMR of any of the top four best performing states
There is a difference of almost 10 percentage points between the average decrease in IMR achievedby top 4 states (33%) vis-à-vis the decrease achieved by bottom 4 states (24%).