Haryana records highest sex ratio since 1901
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 19:34
  
Chandigarh: In a positive sign, Haryana has registered a significant increase in overall sex ratio in the latest Census -- from 861 females per 1,000 males in 2001 to 877 in 2011 -- the highest since year 1901.

Director, Census Operations (Haryana), Neerja Sekhar, who released provisional statistics of the Census-2011, said the sex ratio had increased in the state from 861 females per 1000 males in 2001 to 877 females per 1000 males in 2011.

"The sex ratio of 877 is the highest in Haryana since 1901," she told reporters here.

Neerja said the sex ratio in the 0-6 age group was recorded at 830 as compared to 819 per 1000 males in the year 2001.

With population of over 2.53 crore that includes over 1.18 crore females as per provisional statistics, Haryana has recorded a decadal population growth of 19.90 per cent during 2001-2011 as compared to 28.43 per cent in the previous decade, she said.

The percentage of population of 0-6 age group to the total population was recorded at 13.01 as compared to 15.77 in 2001.

She said that 20 out of 21 districts of Haryana are below 880 in sex ratio of child population in the 0-6 age group. Only Mewat district has a sex ratio of 903.

Also, Mewat, considered as backward district, has recorded the highest overall sex ratio of 906 followed by Fatehabad, which has sex ratio of 903 females per 1000 males.

In the 0-6 age group, Mewat has recorded the highest sex ratio of 903, while Jhajjar recorded the lowest at 774 followed by Mahendragarh (778) and Sonepat (790).

The official said the maximum improvement was registered in the sex ratio of 0 to six years in district Kurukshetra which increased from 771 in 2001 to 817 in 2011.

Five districts of Haryana -- Jhajjar, Mahendragarh, Rewari, Bhiwani and Faridabad -- have child sex ratio of 0 to six years age group lower than 2001.

No district in Haryana is close to the India's overall sex ratio, which has increased by seven points since the last Census to reach 940 in the Census 2011.

Among the neighbouring states, the sex ratio of Union Territory Chandigarh is 818, Delhi is 866 and Punjab 893, with Rajasthan faring somewhat better at 926.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, April 05, 2011, 19:34


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