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Child sex ratio improves in Rajasthan due to monitoring: Kataria

Rajasthan government on Wednesday said child sex ratio in the state has improved from 888 of 2011 census to 919 due to effective monitoring of pregnant women.



Jaipur: Rajasthan government on Wednesday said child sex ratio in the state has improved from 888 of 2011 census to 919 due to effective monitoring of pregnant women.

Replying to a question in the Assembly, Home Minister Gulabchand Kataria said that average child sex ratio in the state was 888 girls for 1,000 boys according to 2011 census but it has improved to 919.

It happened due to effective monitoring of pregnant women, he said.

274 cases of female foeticide, 575 cases of newborn found dead and 186 cases of children (generally up to 6 years of age) found unattended were registered from January, 2013 to January 31, 2016, Kataria said.

He informed the Assembly that there is a provision that a government employee having three children is debarred from promotion for five years and the government is reviewing this condition.

"We are at the stage of considering though no decision has been taken so far," he said in reply to the question by BJP MLA Nirmal Kumawat.

UDH Minister Rajpal Singh on behalf of the finance minister informed the House that the present regime has recruited 40,000 persons in last two years where the number was 22,000 in the first two years of the former Congress-led government.

Meanwhile, during the question hour, heated arguments took place between deputy chief whip Madan Rathore and Congress deputy whip Govind Singh Dotasara when Rathore interrupted Dotasara when he was raising a supplementary question.

When the zero hours began, Dotasara accused Rathore of using "unparliamentary" word against him and demanded that the Speaker expunge it.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore also requested the Speaker to expunge if unparliamentary word was used by any member.

The Speaker said that he will examine the matter and will get any such word expunged from the proceedings of the house.

When the Opposition members and ruling party's Ghanshyam Tiwari also raised objection to the language, Speaker Kailash Meghwal announced to get the word expunged.

From Zee News

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