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10% dip in female foeticide gives no reason for cheer

DNMUM385203 | 3/20/2017 | Author : Maitri Porecha | WC :658

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States with higher number of registered cases have a lower sex ratio at birth than the national average
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New Delhi: Those states that top the charts for most cases registered under female foeticide, have a parallel record of lower sex ratio at birth (SRB), much lower than the national average of 950 females per 1000 males. Incidents of female foeticide are rife across the country. Data from National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that there has been a mere ten per cent decrease in the registered crimes on a year-on-year basis.
NCRB started maintaining data on foeticides as late as 2014. Across India, in 2014, it recorded 50 cases, while in 2015, 45 cases were reported. Data for 2016 was not available, according to a written response submitted by the Minister of State for Health, Anupriya Patel in Lok Sabha.
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