In a first, Gurugram's sex ratio crosses 900 mark in 2017
Gurugram: In a major achievement for Gurugram, the district has recorded a sex ratio figure of 900 females to 1000 males in 2017.
For a district that has registered dismal figures in the previous year's this can also be considered as major boost to the effort of public agencies to improve the situation. Even though Gurugram is the richest district in Haryana, it is a laggard in not having enough population of women as compared to men.
The poor state of affairs can be gauged from the fact that in 2014, there were 843 females to 1,000 males. While in 2012 there were 841 females to 1000 males.
From 2014, the district had shown a considerable improvement with 875 females to 1000 males in 2015, 883:1000 in 2016 and now 903:1000 in 2017. Even in 2017, there were a lot of public authorities to improve. Till August the data hovered between 880 to 892. However, in September the figures crossed the 900 figure mark with no decrease in the subsequent months.
Even though it is a success story for Gurugram district, it still lags in comparison to the State average of 913 females to 1000 males. Various initiatives were taken by the government to have a people balance of males and females in the state.
While action against clinics that aborted female child continued, Women and Child Welfare Ministry of Haryana Government has roped in the services of more than thousand aanganwadi workers in Gurugram to register the pregnant women in the district.
The basic objective of this drive was to reduce the cases of female infanticide and abandonment of girl child in the district. The problems, however, remained unchaged. Not only in rural parts but even in urban areas there were incidents where girl child who were just few days old were found to murdered or abandoned.
"Though Gurugram is the most prosperous district of Haryana yet the challenge of female infanticide and parents abandoning girl child remains a big challenge in the district. Unfortunately it is not only the rural parts but also the urban parts which indulge in these shameful practices." said a senior government official who is involved in saving girl child project.