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The Truth Behind Haryana’s Improving Sex Ratio: Inflating Girl Child Stats, Finds Audit Report

The Truth Behind Haryana’s Improving Sex Ratio: Inflating Girl Child Stats, Finds Audit Report
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Infamous for the worst sex ratio in the country, Haryana was recently reported to have made improvements in the number of girls per 1,000 boys. But, a latest audit report has unearthed the truth behind this.

To everyone’s surprise, the state, which had only 834 girls per 1000 boys in the 2011 Census touched 900 in 2016. And in March this year, it rose to 950.  

However, The Times of India reports that an audit of figures reported by eight of 10 districts in the first quarter of this year has found that these numbers were misreported.

They were inflated. In others, newborn girls were registered on priority in the quarter under review while male children were registered in the next quarter to manipulate the final outcome, says the report. In some cases, clerical errors are also to be blamed for the rise in the number of girls.

The audit was started by the 'Beti Bachao Beti Padhao' campaign team after it got suspicious of some of these "remarkable" numbers.

The ten districts audited so far are Panipat, Narnaul, Jhajjar, Sonipat, Kaithal, Hisar, Sirsa, Faridabad, Gurgaon and Jind.

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