Telangana at the forefront of women’s safety and empowerment: KTR

Published: Updated – 2:19 p.m., Sun – Mar 6, 22

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Hyderabad: The state government’s welfare program of distributing KCR kits, consisting of 16 items needed to keep newborns warm and hygienic, is showing good results, especially in terms of recording the rate of growth the highest in institutional deliveries in the country.

Industry Minister and TRS Chairman KT Rama Rao said on Sunday that thanks to KCR kits, institutional deliveries had increased by 22% in the state and were the highest in the country.

The Minister tweeted “Institutional deliveries increased by 22% (from 30% in 2014 to 52% in 2021). Similarly, the maternal mortality rate (MMR) and the infant mortality rate (IMR) have fallen well below the national average.

The minister tweeted “The RMM went from 92 to 63 (the national average is 113). The IMR went from 39 to 23 (the national average is 42)”.

Stating that International Women’s Day was only three days away, he said, under the leadership of Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao, Telangana was at the forefront of welfare, safety and empowerment of women. One such initiative was the KCR kits, he said.

The minister further tweeted “Along with the KCR kit, which contains 16 necessary items for mother and child, financial benefit (Rs.13000 for a girl and Rs.12000 for a boy) is also provided. After delivery, mother and child are dropped off at home in Amma Oodi vehicles, more than 300 such vehicles have been introduced”.

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Mara R. Wilmoth