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Jharkhand tribals welcome girl child

india Updated: Apr 11, 2011 00:29 IST

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Tribal-dominated West Singhbhum district has given a boost to protect girl-child, giving a sex ratio of 1004 female per 1,000 male as per the provisional data of Census 2011 for Jharkhand.

The overall sex ratio in the state is 947 females per 1000 males, a slight increase from 941/1000 of 2001 Census.

Some other tribal dominated-districts are also not far behind when it comes to girl child, with Simdega recording 1000, Khunti 994, Gumla 993, Lohardaga 985 and Pakur 985, according to the data released yesterday by Director of Census Operations Sunil Kumar Burnwal.

However, in coal belt districts, mostly dominated by non-tribals, the picture is not so rosy as evident from the figures of districts like Palamau (929), Deoghar (921), Ramgarh (921), Bokaro (916) and Dhanbad (908).

The state's total population stood at 3,29,66,238 with 1,69,31,688 males and 1,60,34,550 females, a growth of 22.34 percent in the last ten years. Jharkhand has also made a significant leap in the literacy figure, jumping to 67.73 percentage in comparison to 54 percent registered in 2001.

However, female literacy continued to lag at 56.21 percent compared to the male's figure of 78.45 percent. In the district-wise population list, Ranchi stands at the top with 29,12,022 and Lohardaga at the bottom with 4,61,738. Population density in the state stood at 414 people per square km in comparison to the previous census of 338 per sq km.