New Delhi: Nov 17, 2010
Women in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh have the highest fertility rate (TFR) in India while those in Kerala and Tamil Nadu have the lowest. While the TFR in Bihar is 3.9 and that in UP is 3.8, the number stands at 1.7 in Kerala and TN. The other states with high TFR include MP and Rajasthan at 3.3, Jharkhand at 3.2 and Chhattisgarh at 3. Assam’s TFR is 2.6, Gujarat and Haryana’s 2.5, Orissa’s 2.4 and Jammu and Kashmir’s 2.2. States with TFR between 1-2 include Delhi, Maharashtra and Karnataka at 2 and West Bengal and Punjab at 1.9.
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