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Yet again Ggn registers sex ratio of 900 females to 1,000 males

Yet again Ggn registers sex ratio of 900 females to 1,000 males

Gurugram: Being a laggard in sex ratio, Gurugram achieved a major feat after it registered a sex ratio of having 900 females compared to 1,000 males, two years in a row that is from 2017 and 2018. For a district that has registered dismal figures in the previous years, this can also be considered as a 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. Moreover, in 2014, there were 843 females to 1,000 males. While in 2012, there were 841 females to 1,000 males.

From 2014, the district has shown considerable improvement with 875 females to 1,000 males in 2015, 883:1,000 in 2016 and now 903:1,000 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 for Gurugram district, it still lags in comparison to the state average of 913 females to 1,000 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 1,000 Anganwadi 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.

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