The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India (MOHFW), with assistance from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched a landmark project in India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh. The Innovations in Family Planning Services Project was implemented under the management of the State lnnovations in Family Planning Services Agency (SIFPSA), Lucknow. Conducting baseline surveys in 15 selected districts of Uttar Pradesh was the first step in the project. The Uttar Pradesh baseline survey provided critical input by generating important demographic and family welfare program data at the district level. Over and above the 15 districts surveyed, it was decided that a baseline survey would be conducted in Agra district. In Agra, interviewers collected information from 2,864 ever-married women aged 13–49 in urban and rural areas of the district. As noted in this report, the primary aim of the baseline survey was to provide information at the district level for urban and rural areas separately.
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