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Haryana leads national progress; registers increase in sex ratio at birth in last five years

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The Haryana government on Friday claimed to have improved its Child Sex ratio in the last five years. The ration has increased about 52 points.

Releasing the population figures for the period 2014-19, the government said that the Child Sex ration at birth has improved from 871 girls for every 1000 boys in 2014 to 923 in the year 2019.

According to the government, 5, 18, 725 births were registered in the year 2019. Out of this number, 2, 48, 950 were girls and 2, 69, 755 births were male.

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More than 25,000 girl children were saved from foeticide in the last five years.

For decades, Haryana has been notorious for registering a child sex ratio below 900, in some cases even below 800 in some districts.

This improvement comes as concerted efforts have been taken by the government, both Centre and the state. It was in Panipat that Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ scheme.

The increase has been even throughout the state and every district has contributed to this success. Mahendragarh which was notorious for having a ration below 800, recorded a steep increase by 172 points to reach 917.

Similarly, Panchkula and Ambala have crossed the 950 mark, with the former reaching 963 and the latter at 959.

The state has also taken the penal element and registered more than 2000 culprits were arrested and out of that number about 200 have been convicted.

According to the civil registration system, the district wise sex ration for 2019 is the following:

Gurgaon (910), Panipat (939), Jind (938), Yamunanagar (936), Hisar (932), Palwal (930), Kurukshetra (929), Fathehabad (922), Nuh (921), Faridabad (921), Sirsa (920), Kaithal (919), Rewari (919), Mahendragarh (917), Jhajjar (914), Sonipat (911), Rohtak (911), Karnal (908) and Bhiwani (894).

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