Infamous for its skewed sex ratio, Haryana has seen improvement in it with the number of girls crossing 900 mark for December month, a development which has happened for the first time in 10 years.
"The sex ratio in Haryana has shown an upward trend as for the first time in 10 years, in December 2015, it has crossed the 900 mark with 903 girls per 1,000 boys," Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here today.
Panchkula has registered sex ratio of 961, Karnal 959, Fatehabad 952, Gurgaon 946, Sonepat 942, Jind 940, Rewari 931, Mewat 923, Bhiwani and Mahendragarh 912 and Hisar of 906, the CM said.
The CM further said tough measures were taken while implementing the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, 1994, and Medical Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1971.
As many as 58 and 72 FIRs were registered under the provisions of the PCPNDT and Share QuoteMTP Acts, respectively, from June, 2015, till date. As many as 18 cases of sale of sex selection drugs to ensure birth of male child were registered and about 50 FIRs were lodged for illegal sale of MTP kits.
Apart from this, prominent personalities like ex-MLA of Indri, Karnal, who was caught red-handed while getting a sex detection test conducted, were put behind bars, he said.
He added that PM Modi had also stated during a public function that Haryana, which was earlier known for killing daughters, is now being recognised for its efforts in saving them.