Maharashtra health department revealed in its report that in Maharashtra’s sex ratio at birth has gone down by eight points in the 2016 year. The report shows in the year 2015 ratio of baby girl per 1000 boy was 907 and in the year 2016 it has come down to 899.
Dr. P Arokiasamy of the Deonar-based International Institute for Population Sciences said that birth registrations are
100 percent in cities only like Pune and Mumbai but in case of rural areas. It can be seen that child’s birth isn’t logged in some cases and in other cases child does not born in an establishment which finally result into incomplete data. On the other hand, Bhandara registered a significant rise of 78 points in the ratio followed by Parbhani and Latur. Beed district, which ranked lowest in the state in 2011 for its skewed child sex ratio, continued to show an upward trend.
Archana Patil, additional director of state family welfare bureau said that report result specifies a troublesome tendency. The report shows preference of people is still to have male child over girl child. She said that easy obtainability of sonography is one of the causes for the decrease in the sex ratio at birth and in this direction law needs to be harshly forced.