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Child Sex Ratio


Child Sex Ratio (0-6 year) 

Sex Ratio is a sensitive indicator that displays the status of women. Concerted efforts are needed to create equal regard and affection for the girl child. The sex ratio among children (0 to 6 years) is showing a continuous decline in Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi and Gujarat. Many families willfully decide to remove the female foetus in a quest for sons. Unfortunately this happens in the more educated and affluent localities. The motivation is primarily to protect property, family business and to avoid giving dowry. If there has to be a change in mindset, leaders in society have to show the way. Otherwise the population will become skewed leading to a host of societal problems like increased crime against women.

 

Child Sex Ratio (female children per 1000 male children)

Census Year

Total

Rural

Urban

1991

945

948

935

2001

927

934

903

 

(Source: Registrar General of India, Census 2001)

 

Child Sex Ratio (female children per 1000 male children)

Top 5 Districts in India

East Kamang (Arunachal Pradesh)

1035

Pulwama (Jammu & Kashmir)

1033

Kupwara (Jammu & Kashmir)

1021

Dantewada (Chhattisgarh)

1014

Upper Siang (Arunachal Pradesh)

1010

 

Bottom 5 Districts in India

Fatehgarh Sahib (Punjab)

766

Kurukshetra (Haryana)

771

Patiala (Punjab)

777

Ambala (Haryana)

782

Mansa (Punjab)

782

(Source: Registrar General of India, Census 2001)

  

 

  

 

Sex Ratio (0-6 yrs) India by District, Census 2001

  

 

  

 

Child Sex Ratio (0-6 yrs) 2001


Child Sex Ratio Posters

Courtesy: Population First, Shetty House, 3rd Floor, 101 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Mumbai - 400023

 

 

 

 Source: Population First

Source: Population First

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 Source: Population First

Source: Population First

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Source: Population First

Source: Population First

  

 

NFHS-3 finding on Sex Selection in India           (Click on any slide for a bigger look)

 

 

 

  

 

 
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