Sukma is the southernmost district of the Chhattisgarh, bordering Telangana & AP. It is one of the least developed districts of the country. It’s a predominantly tribal district (ST population of 84%) with 42%* literacy rate (female literacy – 32%*) and one of the worst Naxal affected districts of the country.
Below are given the Key Child and Maternal Health Statistics of Sukma district** as per NFHS 2015-16
*Source: CENSUS 2011 website (Statistics are for Dantewada district; Sukma district was part of Dantewada before 2012)
**As per 2015-16 NFHS (National Family Health Survey) of Govt. of India, below are the statistics for Dantewada** district (Statistics for Sukma district are not available; Sukma district was part of Dantewada before 2012, hence these statistics are considered)