Sex-Ratio in India


Child Sex Ratio as per Census (1971-2011)
S. No.States/UTs2011
 India  918
1Jammu & Kashmir 862
2Himachal Pradesh 909
3Punjab 846
4Chandigarh 880
5Uttaranchal 890
6Haryana 834
7Delhi 871
8Rajasthan 888
9Uttar Pradesh 902
10Bihar 935
11Sikkim 957
12Arunachal Pradesh 972
13Nagaland 943
14Manipur 936
15Mizoram 970
16Tripura 957
18Assam 962
19West Bengal 956
20Jharkhand 948
21Orissa 941
22Chhattisgarh 969
23Madhya Pradesh 918
24Gujarat 890
25Daman & Diu 904
26Dadra & Nagar Haveli 926
27Maharashtra 894
28Andhra Pradesh 939
29Karnataka 948
30Goa 942
31Lakshadweep 911
32Kerala 964
33Tamil Nadu 943
34Pondicherry 967
35A & Nicobar Islands968
  • The Government has enacted the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act, 1994, for prohibition of sex selection before or after conception and for prevention of misuse of pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques for sex determination. The Act provides penalties and punishment for the violations of the provisions of the Act and Rules made thereunder.

  • As per information received from the Ministry of Women and Child Development, Beti Bachao Beti Padhaoscheme has been launched by Prime Minister on 22 January, 2015 now covering 161 selected districts with low child sex ratio, to address the issue of declining child sex ratio and related issues of women empowerment over a life-cycle continuum. It is a tri-ministerial effort of Ministries of Women and Child Development, Health and Family Welfare and Human Resource Development. This initiative of Government aims to address the issue of declining child sex ratio through a mass media campaign across the country and focused multi sectoral intervention in the identified districts.


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