Gurgaon: While the child sex ratio in Gurgaon has bettered in the past few years, it is still lagging far behind other districts in Haryana. The administration, serious about improving it further, has launched a special drive to check pre-natal sex determination and female infanticide.
A reward of Rs 1 lakh has been announced by the Gurgaon administration for individuals and organisations providing information on female infanticide.
“Many cases of baby girls being dumped in garbage and deserted parts were reported recently. We have started the drive to curb this,” an official was quoted as saying by news agency Press Trust of India.
The health department also raided some maternity clinics to check pre-natal sex determination, he added.
In Gurgaon, the number of girls per 1,000 boys has crossed the 900-mark, but the district still has to catch up with other districts in Haryana.
According to state government data, the child sex ratio in Karnal, Hisar, Yamunanagar, Sirsa, Kurukshetra, Panipat, Palwal and Narnaul was reported to be 953, 972, 974, 976, 980, 993, 1,217 and 1,279 respectively.
In Uttar Pradesh too, a new scheme has been launched recently to check incidents of female foeticide.
The Uttar Pradesh government has started a scheme called the the ‘Mukhbir Yojana’ (Informer Scheme) which is aimed at arresting the cases of abortions of female foetuses.
Under this scheme, the informers would alert the state authorities about such attempts and incidents.
(With Inputs From Agencies)