‘Status of sex ratio at birth in India’ released

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  • August 24, 2020
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‘Status of sex ratio at birth in India’ released

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-I – Social Issues

In News:

  • Recently, a report titled ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’ was released by the Vice – President of India. 
  • Brought out by: The Indian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development (IAPPD).

Key findings of the report

  • There has not been any change in the sex ratio at birth in India from 2001-2017. 
  • The number of girl children born is much less than the natural norm.
  • Suggestions: Rigorous implementation of Pre-conception & Pre-natal Diagnostics Techniques law to bring about a balance in the sex ratio.
  • The sex ratio at birth is an important indicator and reflects the extent to which there is a reduction in the number of girl children born by sex-selective abortions.

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