Haryana needs women empowerment to stop female foeticide

Written by: Nairita Das
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Rohtak (Haryana), Nov.27 (ANI): Haryana Education Minister Geeta Bhukkal said here on Saturday women's empowerment was needed in the State to stop female foeticide since the State's sex ratio has dipped to 808 females for every 1,000 males.

The national sex ratio is 933 females for every 1,000 males.

"In Haryana, it is very necessary to impart the awareness about decreasing sex ratio. There are some genetic problems also and the government is very worried about this, and regarding this we celebrated Girl Day with Bhupinder Singh Hooda Haryana Chief Minister as the chief guest. We have programmes for the same and hope that there would be improvement in the scenario," said Bhukkal.

The State's Chief Medical Officer V. K. Govila said they have cracked down on clinics offering the service of pre-natal sex determination.

"We are trying to revive the Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PNTD Act), raids are being made more effective. We have also cancelled one ultrasound centre and have given notices to two other centers. We have debarred the operator's of the ultrasound clinics," said Govila.

"In Rohtak, currently there are 808 girls for 1000 boys," he added. By Dhirendra Kumar (ANI)

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