At 963, Ambala’s sex ratio best in state

Record 1,017 girls born last Nov I Panchkula second with 961, Panipat third with 940

At 963, Ambala’s sex ratio best in state

Nitin Jain

Tribune News Service

Ambala, March 6

Ambala district has bagged the first prize for best sex ratio at birth (SRB) in Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will confer the award on DC Ashok Kumar Sharma at a state-level function to mark International Women’s Day at Government College in Gurugram on March 8.

The DC said Ambala had topped the state with 963 girls per 1,000 boys born between December 2018 and November 2019. It was 40 points higher than state average of 923. Second in rank is Panchkula with 961 girls and Panipat stood third with 940.

Touching a new high, as many as 1,017 girls were born against 1,000 boys in the district in November last year. This was a whopping 81 points higher than the state’s monthly SRB average of 936. The nearest rival is Panipat with 989 SRB. The worst district is Narnaul with 836 SRB. Interestingly, the CM’s home district Karnal’s sex ratio slipped from 930 in 2018 (January to November) to 913 in same period last year by 17 points, as per the Civil Registration System data.

Highest-ever SRB in district

It was the highest-ever SRB recorded in Ambala so far. The number of girls born against boys in the district constantly went up from 865 in 2014 to 874 in 2015, 912 in 2016, 925 in 2017 and 916 in 2018.

As per the latest SRB report as on November 30, 2019, Ambala’s sex ratio showed a marked improvement in 2019. It was 986 between September and November 2019, 974 between June and November 2019, 961 between March and November 2019, and 958 between January and November last year. The DC called upon the authorities concerned to take this feat forward and ensure that Ambala retains the top position in the state in future too.

Tops comparative list too

Ambala also topped the state in comparative progressive SRB data. The district’s sex ratio went up 52 points from 906 to 958 between January and November 2018 and 2019, respectively. The second progressive district is Panipat, which went up from 897 to 941 and Panchkula stood third by moving up from 920 to 963 points. Fatehabad and Jhajjar are other two districts that progressed from 887 to 922 and 874 to 909, respectively.

Sirsa posts biggest drop

The five districts, where the SRB data went down, in 2019, are Sirsa, registering the maximum fall of 31 points from 937 in 2018 to 906 in 2019, Bhiwani from 918 to 895, Karnal from 930 to 913, Sonpeat from 923 to 911 and Kaithal slipped from 921 to 913 by 8 points.

Khattar to honour DC on international women’s day

Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar will confer the award for best sex ratio at birth on Ambala DC Ashok Kumar Sharma at a state-level function on International Women’s Day at Government College in Gurugram on March 8. The award carries a cash prize of Rs5 lakh and a trophy.

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