Goals of the National Population Policy (NPP)

The interventions mentioned are implemented with an objective to achieve the following major Goals of the NPP by the year 2012.

  1. Reduce IMR to below 30 per 1000 live births.
  2. Reduce MMR to below 100 per 1,00,000 live births.
  3. Achieve Universal Immunization of Children against all vaccine preventable diseases.
  4. Achieve 80% Institutional Deliveries and 100% Deliveries by trained health personels.
  5. Promote small family norm to achieve replacement level TFR.
  6. Promote delayed marriage for girls, not earlier than 18 and preferably after 20 years of age.
  7. Achive 100% Registration of Births and Deaths.

Impact of the Programme:

The impact of the programme for the last 10 years on the basis of vital health indicators in comparison to all India coverage is given below:-

Year CBR CDR IMR Sex Ration
Meghalaya India Meghalaya India Meghalaya India Meghalaya India
1996 (S.R.S.) 30.4 27.5 8.9 9.0 48 72 956  
1997 (SRS) 30.2 27.2 8.8 8.9 54 71 956  
1998 (SRS) 29.2 26.4 9.0 9.0 52 72 957  
1999 (SRS) 28.7 26.1 9.1 8.7 56 70 961  
2000 (SRS) 28.5 25.8 9.2 8.5 58 68 961  
2001 (SRS) 28.3 25.4 9.0 8.4 56 66 972  
2002 (SRS) 25.8 25.0 7.7 8.1 61 63 973  
2003 (SRS) 24.7 24.8 7.4 8.0 57 60 974  
2004 (SRS 25.2 24.1 7.3 7.5 54 58 974  
2005 (SRS) 25.1 23.8 7.5 7.6 49 58 975  
2006 (SRS) 24.7 23.5 8.0 7.5 53 57    
2007 (SRS) 24.1 23.1 7.5 7.4 56 55    
2008 (SRS) 25.2 22.8 7.9 7.4 58 53