Sex ratio in Haryana touches 950 mark for first time

In Haryana, the sex ratio has touched the 950 mark for the first time in the history of the State. Stating this, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said yesterday that the sex ratio at birth stood at 950 girls to 1,000 boys in March this year.

He said, the state had accepted the challenge of improving the skewed sex ratio after the launch of ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’ programme by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Haryana. It launched a massive campaign in the state by strictly implementing Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act.

The State is also running sensitisation-cum-awareness campaigns promoting girl child.