Rashmi Sharma, student, Apeejay Institute of Mass Communication

Sheila Dikshit today that skewed sex ratio in Delhi is a matter of concern and government is taking a range of welfare measured to improve the gender disparity. Referring to the statistics of last five years, Dikshit said, 1n 2008, the sex ratio had improved but it again dropped down in 2010 despite introduction of a number schemes like Laadli yojna to save the girl child. According to census of 2011 the Delhi’s sex ratio of girls upto 6 years of age has dropped to 866 girls per 1000 boys from 868 girls per 1000 boys in 2001. The child sex ratio of Delhi is much below the average sex ratio of 914. The CM criticized the illegal abortions still being conducted on some clinics.

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