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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