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Hry to identify rural and urban wards with highly imbalanced sex ratio

| | CHANDIGARH | in Chandigarh

Haryana Government has directed officials concerned to identify rural and urban wards with highly imbalanced sex ratio and prepare special monthly action plan to improve sex ratio in the state.

Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain issued these directions on Wednesday while presiding over a review meeting with officers of the Department in each district through video conferencing here.

She also  directed the officers to remain alert towards crime against women and children. The Minister asked all district programme officers and child protection officers to themselves take cognizance to ensure strict compliance of law in cases pertaining to women and child.

She said that for effective use of one stop centre, the officers should provide assistance to women and children to set up direct contact with them.

The Minister took report on various agendas such as Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Programme, Maternity Benefit Programme, Implementation of Aadhaar Act, 2016, Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System and Aapki Beti Hamari Beti scheme.

Notably, as per census 2011, Haryana had the lowest child sex ratio in the country with 834 girls to 1,000 boys and an overallsex ratio of 879 females to 1,000 males.

Following the launch of Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao programme and various campaigns to save girl child, the child sex ratio as of 2016, as per the Registrar of Births & Deaths, Haryana, stood at 900 girls to 1,000 boys.

Jain also directed the officers to promote and publicise departmental schemes through social media at headquarters and district level.




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