Vital Statistics literally means the occurance of two vital events viz Births and Deaths.Vital Statistics enable estimation of population in a more specified way.This helps the formulation in a more specific way. This helps in formulation of Government policies for the welfare of the people in general. When there was a large number of death due to epidemics during the middle of nineteenth century , a need was felt to obtain registration of Deaths for sanitory reforms and public health by the Government. After various commissions report, Central Legislation was passed in May , 1969 for Civil Registration by the parliament giving it legal status in India entitled it as "The Registration of Births & Deaths Act, 1969"
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