» Dakshina Kannada to keep close eye on alarming decline in sex ratio
Dakshina Kannada to keep close eye on alarming decline in sex ratio
Mangaluru: Despite high literacy rate, sex ratio in Dakshina Kannada has moving down for the last 15 to 20 years and this has become a cause of concern to the government and district administration. The exact reason for the issue is not known, however the rise in the number of scanning centers, urge for male child, infant mortality and others may have been limiting the number of female children in the district, opine Dakshina Kannada district administration.
According to 2011 census data, there are 946 female children were found against 1000 male children in the district. This shows that the ratio has significantly gone down in 0 to 6 year age group. The district administration has been collecting information, data from various sources to identify the major causes for declining sex ratio. Also, it has decided to keep a close eye on scanning centres those allow the pregnant women to identify the gender of their child.