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Sex ratio touches 950 mark in Haryana for the first time in history

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Source: outlookindia

In a progressive move, the sex ratio in the state has touched the 950 mark for the first time in the history of Haryana. The state is infamous for its skewed sex ratio. Haryana’s CM Manohar Lal Khattar informed that the sex ratio at birth stood at 950 girls to 1,000 boys in March this year.

According to the district-wise data, the sex ratio at birth during March in Kaithal, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Bhiwani, Jind, Fatehabad, Panchkula, Rewari, Ambala, Mewat, Sonepat and Faridabad was 864, 863, 893, 893, 893, 896, 898, 912, 913, 921, 926, 939 and 947 respectively.

The ratio in Karnal, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal and Narnaul was 953, 972, 974, 976, 980, 993, 1,217 and 1,279 respectively, as per information given by the state government.

Considering the skewed sex ratio in Haryana, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme. The state also accepted the challenge of improving the skewed sex ratio and initiated many awareness programme.

Haryana started a huge campaign in the state by firmly implementing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act, 1971 and running sensitisation-cum awareness campaigns promoting girl child.

Over 430 FIRs have been filed in the state under the PC-PNDT Act and the MTP Act in the last about two years, said an official release quoting Khattar.

Out of these, over 80 FIRs were filed after inter-state raids in the adjacent states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab.