Bringing cheer to Himachal Pradesh, the Primary Census Abstract (PCA), 2011, released on Thursday revealed that besides having the best child sex ratio (0 to 6 years), Lahaul and Spiti district ranked among the top 10 districts in the country.
The PCA was also released in from of compact discs available at Rs. 100 each. It contained data on tehsil, sub-tehsil, village, town and ward-level.
State directorate of census operations joint director RK Ram said the child sex ratio in the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti stood at 1,033 females per 1,000 males.
Other districts in top five include Kinnaur (963), Kullu (962), Chamba (953), Sirmaur (928) and Shimla (925).
The state sex ratio for the same age group stood at 909 per 1,000 males as compared to the national average of 914 females per 1,000 males.
The overall sex ratio of the state was 972 females per 1,000 males.
According to the census data, the state has 12 districts, 82 tehsils, 35 sub-tehsils, 20,690 villages and 59 towns. Three new towns, Shamshi, Jakhari and Indora, and 572 villages have been included in this census.
Top five tehsils and sub-tehsils in terms of child sex ratio include Lahaul (1,079) and Udaipur (1,065) in Lahaul and Spiti district, Sangla (1,048) in Kinnaur district, Junga (1,036) in Shimla district and Nirmund (1,024) in Kullu district.
In the same category, the top five towns include Chauri Khas in Bhattiyat (1,074), Jutogh (1,030) and Seoni (1,029) in Shimla, Shamshi in Kullu (1007) and Bhota in Barsar (986).
Bottom five towns in terms of child sex ratio include Sarkaghat (669), Dalhousie (717), Kotkhai (725), Ghumarwin (727) and Indora (727).
Bottom five tehsils and sub-tehsils in the same category include Sarkaghat in Mandi district (807), and Jawali (819), Indora (820), Jaswan (821) and Nurpur (827) in Kangra district.