Haryana, infamous for its dismal sex ratio, has registered an improvement after launch of various successful schemes in the state. Haryana Health Minister, Anil Vij, said that sex ratio in the State has improved by 29 points from 871 girls per 1,000 boys to 900 girls per 1,000 boys since the launch of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao scheme in December, 2014.
The Minister said this while replying to a question raised on the fifth day of Budget Session of Vidhan Sabha. He said, As many as 18 districts in the State have registered considerable improvement in the sex ratio following awareness and intensive inspection campaigns conducted by the Health Department under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao programme.
He said that as a result of the initiatives undertaken by the Department, sex ratio in the State had increased to 900 in 2016. Sex ratio in 12 districts has crossed the 900-mark and it ranges between 875 and 900 in six districts.
District Sirsa has registered sex ratio of 935 girls per 1,000 boys, Panchkula 923, Fatehabad 918, Hisar and Palwal 913, Panipat, Ambala and Mewat 912, Karnal 908, Rohtak 905, Sonepat 901 and Jind 900. Similarly, district Yamunanagar has registered sex ratio of 898 girls per 1,000 boys, Bhiwani and Faridabad 895, Kaithal 887, Jhajjar 884, Gurugram 883, Rewari 870, Kurukshetra 859 and Mahendragarh 850.