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Fertility rate falls in major states but rises in Kerala -Sumi Sukanya Dutta

-The New Indian Express While the state now has a TFR of 3, as compared to the last survey when it stood at 3.4, Kerala and Goa are among 8 states where the Sex Ratio at Birth has worsened. NEW DELHI: Even as the Centre has expressed its intent of adopting measures to control population growth, the total fertility rate in a large part of the country has shown a considerable fall...

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Arunachal records best sex ratio, Manipur the worst -Vijaita Singh

-The Hindu Nagaland, Mizoram, Kerala and Karnataka rank high in the list Arunachal Pradesh recorded the best sex ratio in the country while Manipur recorded the worst sex ratio, according to the 2018 report on “vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System”. Sex Ratio at Birth is number of females born per thousand males. Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1,084 females born per thousand males, followed by Nagaland (965) Mizoram (964), Kerala (963)...

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Missing at birth: on sex selective abortion and infanticide

-The Hindu Serious efforts must be made to deter sex selective abortion and infanticide Few things cast a long shadow on human failing as much as sex selection does. To choose on the basis of gender and eliminate new life if the gender is not ‘favourable’ can easily be among humanity’s worst moments. Last week’s case of infanticide in Tamil Nadu’s Usilampatti, historically notorious for its crude methods of killing female babies,...

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Haryana sees increase of 52 points in sex ratio

-Hindustan Times Chandigarh: Setting a new benchmark in male-female sex ratio, Haryana has witnessed an increase of 52 points in Sex Ratio at Birth during the last five years. As per the latest figures, the sex ratio of the state has increased from 871 girls for every 1,000 boys in 2014 to 923 girls in 2019. Interestingly, the increase is even higher than the target set by the government under ‘Beti Bachao,...

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Haryana's sex ratio no longer India's worst, but attitudinal change a long way off -Sadhika Tiwari & Sana Ali

-IndiaSpend.com Jhajjar, Haryana: “There are families who keep trying to get a boy child, they have three, four, five daughters but they keep trying in the hope of a son,” said Sunita Devi, the pradhaan (head) of Dhandlan village in Haryana’s Jhajjar district. “A boy child continues to be important simply because he is perceived to be an asset, not a burden.” Haryana has historically had one of the lowest sex...

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