Decreasing trend in the Crude Death Rate(8.4 in 2001 and 7.1 in 2011) seen in India. Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh states have the higher Crude Death Rate in both 2001 and 2011 in comparison to other states. Odisha has the highest Crude Death Rate 10.4 in 2001 and 8.5 in 2011. Nine States and UTs viz. Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya and Puducherry are above the National estimate (7.1) in 2011.