Child sex ratio improves in Odisha's Ganjam district
Berhampur (Odisha): The child sex ratio at birth in Odisha's Ganjam district rose to 869 females against 1000 males in 2017 from 790 females in 2014, officials said on Tuesday.
Though the figure has improved in the district in 2017 when compared to 2014, it is still lower than the state's average of 921 females against 1000 males, the officials said.
The child sex ratio at birth has improved in the district since 2014 following several steps take by the district administration, including crackdown on illegal ultrasound clinics, strict vigil on sex determination tests and creating awareness among parents about 'Beti Bachao and Beti Padhao', Chief District Medical Officer (CDMO) R Jagadeesh Patnaik said.
To check female foeticide, Accredited Social Health
Activists (ASHA) workers have been asked to track women from pregnancy to delivery across the district, the CDMO said.