‘Only 26% death registration in state’

ITANAGAR, Oct 23: Chief Registrar of Births and Deaths, Bebing Megu, called for improving the registration of deaths in the state to strengthen the Civil Registration System (Registration of Births & Deaths).
While the state has achieved 100 percent registration in respect of births, the registration of deaths is only 26 percent, he said.
Megu, who is also the director of economics & statistics, was addressing the seventh inter-departmental coordination committee (IDCC) meeting to review and discuss various issues for strengthening the Civil Registration System in the state, here at the economics & statistics directorate on Tuesday.
The chief registrar urged the members of the IDCC and sister departments to coordinate in achieving the millennium goal of 100 percent registration of vital events by 2022 adopted by the central government.
The IDCC members called for sufficient fund provision from the Registrar General of India for publicity and awareness programmes on the working of registration of births and deaths in the state, especially for the common people.
Representatives from the departments of elementary education, women & child development, panchayati raj, agriculture, horticulture, health, and IPR, and from the union census operations directorate participated in the meeting.