Chandigarh, January 16 “ 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 States 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. 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.
Giving details of the efforts made under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme in the State, Manohar Lal said that the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Secretariat was established in his office for effective implementation and monitoring of this mission by coordinating the efforts of Health, Women and Child Development and Education Departments. Effective monitoring was carried out through extensive field visits by dedicated teams from state headquarters and regular video conferencing was conducted with DCs and other district officers.