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1st time in 10 yrs, child sex ratio in Haryana crosses 900
Haryana's child sex ratio (0-6 age group) crossed the 900 mark for the first time in 10 years in 2015. This is a major jump since 2011 when census figures revealed the state had the worst sex ratio in the country - 834.Sirsa topped the table with 999 girls per 1,000 boys in the state infamous for female feticide. 12 districts have recorded gender ratio of above 900. Panchkula has registered a sex ratio of 961 followed by Karnal (959), Fatehabad (952), Gurgaon (946), Sonipat (942), Jind (940), Rewari (931), Mewat (923), Bhiwani, Mahendragarh (912) and Hisar (906).The state overall recorded sex ration of 903.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar credited the success to the state's multi-pronged strategy under 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign.Prime Minister Narendra Modi had launched the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' programme in Panipat on January 22, 2015. Haryana health minister Anil Vij said the government had announced an award of Rs 1 lakh for each informer giving leads about illegal sex determination tests and termination of pregnancies.The state has ensured strict implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PCPNDTA), 1994, and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act (MTPA), 1971.