For the first time in 10 years, sex ratio in Haryana has shown a mounting crossing the 900 mark with 903 girls per 1,000 boys as compared to earlier 879 females per 1,000 males.
(Chief Minister – Manohar Lal Khattar)
- 12 districts have recorded sex ratio above the 900 mark in which district Sirsa tops the list with sex ratio of 999 girls per 1,000 boys.
- Sirsa district, sex ratio at birth increased from 948 in October 2015 to 978 in November and to 999 in December.
Out of the 100 worst districts in India for sex ratio, Haryana accounts for 12 districts. Now, District Panchkula has registered a sex ratio of 961, Karnal 959, Fatehabad 952, Gurgaon 946, Sonipat 942, Jind 940, Rewari 931, Mewat 923, Bhiwani and Mahendragarh 912 and Hisar of 906.
Measures taken by Haryana Govt:
A big nexus of quacks, health workers, touts and registered medical practitioners were busted by Sirsa police with the help of the health department and about 40 people were arrested and convicted in the district.
- In order to end female foeticide, the state government had earlier announced a scheme to offer 1 lakh as reward for reporting violations of Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994 and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.
- 17 such informers have so far been rewarded.
- “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” programme launched from Panipat.
- “Selfie with Daughter”