J&K’s Kathua district records upward trend in Child Sex ratio

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Kathua district has witnessed improved girl sex ratio recording a 14 point increase against the last year figures.

This was disclosed by District Development Commissioner Kathua Ramesh Kumar during ‘Asha Sammelan’ organized under ‘Beti Bchao Beti Padhao Week’ here today.

ADC Kathua Rishpal Singh, CMO Kathua and representatives of Police and Legal expert, District and Block Coordinators besides ASHA Facilitators and ASHA workers were present on the occasion.

The DDC said that falling female child sex ratio had become a major concern and the credit for improvement goes to the agencies involved in the awareness and surveillance drive launched in the district.

He informed that Kathua district has recorded  887 female births in HMIS data for the year 2017-18 a 14 percent increase in last recorded figure which is quite encouraging and motivating. He said the efforts are showing results as Kathua district has recorded upward trend in succession for second year.

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