New Delhi: India is the fourth worst place to be in for mothers among 80 less developed countries, the annual State of the World`s Mothers report said here Tuesday.While the country remained static on mother`s index of NGO Save the Children, the report noted some countries in Asia have made progress in the last one year in improving the conditions of their mothers.The global flagship report analysed countries in three categories - least developed, less developed and developed. India ranks 76th among 80 "less developed countries" in the world. India scored the 75th position among 77 less developed countries in 2011. "Even though India has made efforts to improve maternal health by encouraging institutional deliveries and taking other measures, the benefits have not yet appeared to bring about a shift," said Thomas Chandy, Chief Executive Officer at Save the Children India.The 13th annual report, released as a prelude to the Mother`s Day Sunday, ranks the state of mothers worldwide by studying the performance of women on indices such as maternal mortality rate, percentage of women using modern contraception, female life expectancy at birth, educational status of women, healthcare received by pregnant women, post-natal care and participation of women in government, among others.
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