Child sex ratio a cause for worry: CRY

There is a strong preference for boy child over girls even in the national capital. PTI file photo
There is a preference for boy child over girls even in the national capital. PTI file photo

According to the WHO, normal gender ratio at birth is between 102 -106 boys per 100 girls, which is equivalent to 943 – 980 girls for 1000 boys.

If we go through the sex ratio at birth over the last decade, as a comparative analysis of two consecutive National Family Health Surveys (NFHS-3, 2005-06, and NFHS-4, 2015-16), Delhi along with Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh and Odisha, fall far short of the benchmark, stated the report compiled by an NGO CRY (Child Rights and You).

The revelation questions several government initiatives such as Beti Padao, Beti.

It clearly indicates a strong social preference for the boy child over girls.

For more details, read: DNA 

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