Haryana has registered an increase of 52 points in sex ratio at birth in the last five years, as per data provided by the Civil Registration System of the state government. According to the data, the sex ratio of the state has increased from girls for every 1, boys in to girls in Gupta said that a total of 5,18, births were registered in of which 2,48, were females and 2,69, males.
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In fact, while many of the northern states - traditionally associated with abysmally skewed sex ratio - have managed to improve the sex ratio at birth SRB , the southern states, barring Kerala, have reportedly witnessed some of the most dramatic drops on this vital indicator between and SRB is the number of girls born every 1, boys and this data is collected annually. Data collated by the office of the Registrar General of India from the civil registration system CRS showed that in , Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan had the worst sex ratio at birth SRB of while the all-India figure stood at girls per 1, boys, The Times of India reported. According to The World Health Organisation, in the human species the ratio between males and females at birth is slightly biased towards the former. Nature provides that the number of newborn males slightly outnumber newborn females because, as they grow up, men are at a higher risk of dying due to sex differentials in natural death rates as well as higher risk from external causes such as violence, war casualties, accidents, and injuries. Hence, the natural SRB is pegged at , or males for every females.
NEW DELHI : For long having held the dubious distinction of having one of the highest rates of female foeticide in the country, Haryana has seen a point increase in sex ratio at birth over the last five years. According to the latest figures available, the sex ratio in the state has increased to girls for every boys in from girls in According to the data, of the total 5, 18, births registered in the state during , female births totalled 2,48, while 2,69, babies born were male. This improvement in the sex ratio at birth is not limited only to certain districts, as the ratio has been increased overall throughout the State," he said. The government report has highlighted that Mahendragarh district in Haryana, which for a decade was known to have the lowest sex ratio has also done wonders. The district saw a point improvement in sex ratio to reach in
Last year, while battling her own anxiety in the labour room, first-time-mother Kushumlata was also grappling with a fear familiar to most women in Haryana. They not only celebrated her arrival, they named her Divyanshi, or part of the divinity. Over the past six months, about seven girls have been born in her village, Amarpur Jorasi in Mahendragarh district, where sex ratio at birth SRB stood at just girls per 1, boys in The World Health Organization suggests girls for every 1, boys as a healthy sex ratio to ensure gender balance. But for decades, the entire state was infamous for sex-selective abortion, infanticide and neglect of the girl child. With girls per 1, boys, it had the second-worst SRB in , shows the census data; Punjab fared the worst with girls. The ratio remained almost unchanged over the next decade. But over the past few years, the government claims a remarkable improvement in the situation. By June this year, say anganwadi and asha workers at Amarpur Jorasi, the village recorded an impressive srb of 1, girls per 1, boys. This year, till February, three districts Jind, Kurukshetra, Panchkula and Panipat had attained the ratio.