The sex ratio at birth between males and females are going down drastically as per the report of the NITI Ayog. Sex ratio is the number of female child at birth to male child. It is the lowest in Haryana, 831 female to 1000 male! Next come Uttarakhand (844) and Gujarat (854). The sex ratio in Gujarat has fallen sharply from 907 to 854 in 2015-16.
Kerala’s sex ratio is 967, the highest. But here also, it is below 1000.
Such low sex ratio is unusual and will probably the result of sex test of the unborn child and further consequences. Such sex tests are banned, but continues. The government should act and act strongly.