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Sex ratio improves in Haryana claims Khattar

The sex ratio in Haryana has shown an upward trend as for the first time in 10 years, the sex ratio at birth for December, 2015, has crossed the 900 mark with 903 girls per 1,000 boys.

The Chief Minister Manohar Lal credited the success of the ambitious programme to State’s multi-pronged strategy implemented under the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ campaign. While 12 districts have recorded sex ratio above the 900 mark in December, 2015, district Sirsa tops the list with sex ratio of 999 girls per 1,000 boys.

While referring to the statistics of other districts for the same period, he said that district Panchkula has registered sex ratio of 961, Karnal 959, Fatehabad 952, Gurgaon 946, Sonepat 942, Jind 940, Rewari 931, Mewat 923, Bhiwani and Mahendragarh 912 and Hisar of 906.

The Chief Minister said that a target to achieve sex ratio above 950 within the next six months has now been set for the entire State.

Manohar Lal further said that it was his vision that all states would follow the Haryana model in improving sex ratio at national level in order to fulfil the vision of Prime Minister  Narendra Modi, who had launched the ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme from Panipat on January 22, 2015.

He said that in fact, the Prime Minister had expressed appreciation for the campaign in Haryana, including the ‘Selfie with Daughter’ campaign, during his visits to Faridabad in September, 2015, and Wembley Stadium in the UK on November 13, 2015. He added that the Prime Minister had also stated during a public function that Haryana, which was earlier known for killing daughters, is now being recognised for its efforts in saving daughters.

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