India’s skewed sex ratio a stiff challenge for Beti Bachao scheme (Live Mint summary 9th March 2018); posts Live mint summary about India’s skewed sex ratio a stiff challenge for Beti Bachao scheme.

India’s skewed sex ratio a stiff challenge for Beti Bachao scheme

Live mint


  • The Scheme is to increase the sex ration of girl child.
  • Our present PM has choose Jhunjhunu district in Rajasthan to announce the nationwide expansion of the government’s flagship Beti Bachao scheme.

Why Jhunjhunu district?

  • Jhunjhunu, part of the initial 100 districts chosen for a targeted launch of the scheme in early 2015, has catapulted from being the district with the worst sex ratio indicators in Rajasthan to one of the best, government officials claim.
  • The 2011 Census had pegged the district’s child sex ratio at 837 girls per 1,000 boys.
  • By December 2017, the ratio among newborns had improved to 955 girls per 1,000 boys, according to government figures.

About recent survey:

  • Economic Survey pointed towards this troubling trend, where families with girls keep having children till they have a male.
  • The survey called them ‘unwanted’ girls and pegged the number at 21 million.
  • A further 63 million ‘missing’ women didn’t even get the chance to be born. This is the enormity of the challenge that the Beti Bachao program faces.


  • We have adopted an economic growth path where female workforce participation is low and women cannot find viable employment.
  • This is the single most important factor that separates India from Bangladesh or China.

“The prevailing sex ratio among wealthy urbanites is worse than poor rural dwellers.”


This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.