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16 Reasons We Need To Acknowledge That Kerala Has Always Been Killing It

God's Own Country has been winning all along.

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4. Kerala has achieved an Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) of 6 per 1,000 live births, which is comparable to any developed nation.

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It is also the only Indian state to have a single digit IMR.


8. Since then, the Kerala government has continued its efforts for the transgender community, with India's first transgender school and cafe opening up there.

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The state also has a taxi service which only employs transgender individuals.


10. After setting the record for lowest alcohol consumption in 2015, Kerala bettered it in 2016.

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In just 18 months, alcohol consumption dropped 20.27% and was lauded as effective government policy.

12. Kerala is a complete digital state.

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"The state has achieved 100% mobile density, 75% e-literacy, highest digital banking rate and broadband connection up to panchayat level," Kerala’s CM Oomen Chandy said.


Andre Borges is a social news reporter for BuzzFeed and is based in Mumbai.

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