Declining Sex ratio - Reasons and Government's initiatives to tackle it Question:- According to the Census of , Haryana had a low sex ratio of females per males. Explain the factors responsible for the decline in sex ratio in India. What are the schemes introduced by the government to combat with the problem of declining sex ratio. Sex Ratio : The sex ratio is the number of females per males in a particular area at a given time. Sex ratio is an important demographic indicator. Scenario of sex ratio in India In , the sex ratio in India was females for males.
Himachal Pradesh Youth status report: Sex ratio up but total fertility rate declining
Sex ratio: Report shows substantial drop in Himachal | Shimla News - Times of India
It envisages addressing the declining Child Sex Ratio CSR and related issues of women empowerment over a life-cycle continuum. Himachal Pradesh first implemented the BBBP in Una district where the ratio of girl child was the poorest in the state- females per 1, of males. The Muskan scheme is launched in other districts under the banner of 'Beti Bachao- Beti Padhao' to monitor the pregnant women. In order to discourage the pre-birth sex determination test, the state government has launched a pilot project in Hamirpur district wherein Rs. However, Himachal Pradesh is yet to implement the Union Government's decision to give paid maternity leave of 26 weeks to women.
Himachal male-female literacy gap narrows
New census data on rural-urban distribution of population in Himachal Pradesh has shown a significant decline in the male-female literacy ratio, an overall improvement in the sex ratio and low population growth among children in the age group of 0 to 6 years. The data released by Chief Secretary Rajwant Sandhu on Wednesday showed that the growth of urban population between last census in and current census is This is mainly due to migration of the population from the villages and also inclusion of new areas to towns.
The sex ratio of the total population females per 1, males has improved in 17 states and Union territories in the last five years, found the fifth edition of the National Family Health Survey , released by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. National Family Health Survey Number of bank accounts owned, operated by women grows. Among the 22 states and UTs surveyed in the first phase of NFHS , Himachal Pradesh fared the worst with just females per 1, males born in the past five years.