Sex Ratio at Birth at decline in India: CRS data

According to new data from Civil Registration System ( CRS) released by the Office of the Registrar General of India, Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) continues to worsen in India.
• The SRB has declined to 887 in 2014 from 898 in 2013.
• The ratio has been declining since 2011 when the figure was 909.
• Thus, Sex ratio at birth is still on the decline.
• The SRB based on CRS figures indicate the gap between registered male and female births, calculated as the number of females per thousand males.
• Highest SRB has been reported in Lakshadweep (1043), followed by Andaman and Nicobar Islands (1031) and Arunachal Pradesh (993).
• Lowest SRB has been reported in Manipur (684), Rajasthan (799) and Tamil Nadu (834).

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