Haryana’s sex ratio at birth drops 1 point in 2020

Haryana’s sex ratio at birth drops 1 point in 2020

Rohtak, January 12

The state has witnessed a drop of one point in the average sex ratio at birth (SRB) in 2020 compared to 2019 despite registering around 100 FIRs last year to check female foeticide. The birth of 922 girls per 1,000 boys was been recorded in 2020 while the figure was 923 in 2019.

Significantly, 11 districts — Gurugram, Rewari, Bhiwani, Faridabad, Rohtak, Palwal, Jind, Mahendragarh, Karnal, Jhajjar and Charkhi Dadri — registered less than state average. The state recorded 5,37,996 births in 2020 — 2,79,869 boys and 2,58,127 girls.

Sirsa topped the table with 949, followed by Panchkula and Nuh at 939 each. Dr Achal Tripathi, Deputy Civil Surgeon, PNDT, said eight sex determination rackets in Delhi, UP and Jhajjar were busted in 2020 . — TNS

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