Gurugram Deputy Commissioner takes stock of sex ratio situation

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Gurugram Deputy Commissioner takes stock of sex ratio situation

He said strict action would be taken against those involved in female foeticide.

Gurugram Deputy Commissioner takes stock of sex ratio situation

Gurugram: While reviewing the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' campaign, Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram Amit Khatri directed concerned officials to focus more on areas having skewed sex ratio. He asked them to prepare an action plan to improve the sex ratio in such areas.

On Wednesday, the Deputy Commissioner held a review meeting on the situation of gender disparity in the district.

Presiding over the meeting, he asked Civil Surgeon Dr JS Poonia to strengthen his network to gather confidential information about the people involved in female foeticide. He said strict action would be taken against those involved in the act.

In the meeting, he stressed upon the need to strengthen the information system which is critical to prevent female foeticide. Anganwadi workers, ANM's and Sarpanches, he said can play a significant role in checking the scourge as they are directly linked to the masses.

He also instructed the officials to scrutinise Form No. 7 which is mandatory at the ultrasound centers. He said, "Those who will provide information about the people involved in female foeticide will be honoured by the district administration."

During the meeting, Dr Punia apprised the Deputy Commissioner that about some areas of the district, including village Bhondsi, Heily Mandi, Farukhnagar, Badshahpur and Maruti Kunj where it is between 800 to 850 with skewed sex ratio. 

"The health department is working in a planned manner by engaging sarpanches and other public representatives. PC PNDT task force team has conducted two raids last week involving sex detection of the fetus,” he said.

In 2018, sex ratio of Gurugram was 901 while in 2019 it was 910 improving further to 917 in January-2020.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign is a flagship programme of the Union government which is reviewed periodically by the office of the Chief Minister.