Source: News Bharati English08 Apr 2017 16:21:59

Chandigarh, April 8: The number of females against 1000 males has now touched the figure of 950 in Haryana, which were 853 in 2013. The sex ratio in other districts in the state including Jind, Rohtak, Sonipat and Panipat has also improved considerably. Notably, The Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme launched to save and educate girl child from Panipat in Haryana by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the 22nd of January is bearing fruit.

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said yesterday that the sex ratio at birth stood at 950 girls to 1,000 boys in March this year. Also Khattar informed that more than 430 FIRs have been lodged in the state under the PC-PNDT Act and MTP Act against the offenders during last about two years since the launch of this campaign, who were involved in sex selection and female feticide. Out of these, more than 80 FIRs were registered after interstate raids in the neighbouring states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and Punjab.

As per 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 provided by the state government.

Meanwhile, it is for the first time that the girl child figure has touched the 950 mark in the month of March in Haryana. The government is not only promoting the girl child but government is also honoring the parents of girl child and caring of their education. It has been made possible by implementing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971 and running sensitisation-cum awareness campaigns promoting girl child.