SAS Nagar and Panchkula are the leaders when it comes to sex ratio in their respective states of Punjab and Haryana as per a recent report of the Civil Registration System (CRS) for 2013. The CRS report is based on the birth and death data.
The sex ratio has been defined as the number of female births per thousand male births. In the tricity, SAS Nagar recorded the highest sex ratio at 920, followed by Chandigarh (904) and Panchkula (903).
At 920 females per 1,000 males, the SAS Nagar has the third highest sex ratio in Punjab with only SBS Nagar (936) and Fazilka (927) ahead of it. The district had improved from its 2012 figure which was 901.
Chandigarh had improved massively on its 2012 figure of 887.
In Panchkula, the sex ratio had also improved on its 2012 figure which was 893. In 2013, it has the second highest sex ratio and is second only to Mewat (914).
Panchkula’s sex ratio of 903 was the same for both rural and urban areas. On the other hand, SAS Nagar had recorded poor sex ratio in rural areas (883), but in urban areas it was 927. Chandigarh had recorded 1,033 sex ratio in rural areas; in urban areas, the sex ratio is 903.
Commenting on SAS Nagar figures, DC TPS Sidhu said their efforts of involving panchayats had borne fruits and also they had honoured those panchayats where sex ratio had improved.
Commenting on Panchkula figures, DC Vivek Atray said, “Panchkula has improved a lot. It was 872 in 2010 and now it is 903. Recently, we have identified villages which have poor sex ratio. Under the scheme of village mentoring project, Mogianand and Rajjipur villages have been adopted by Infosys and ISB (Indian School of Business). These people keep spreading awareness here. We have also kept a strict check on sex determination. Our Asha workers are also doing a good job.”
Haryana government had also launched ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padhao’ programme in the state.