Girl population falls across Mumbai, experts blame sex selection
August 26, 2013 3 Comments
The city has undergone a sea change in recent years but its societal attitudes have stubbornly stayed the same. A ward-level analysis of the latest Census data reveals that 20 of Mumbai’s 24 municipal wards experienced a decline in child sex ratio since 2001.
The Worli–Prabhadevi region, where traditional chawls gave way to skyscrapers, recorded the highest drop in child sex ratio in a decade. For every 1,000 boys, it had 931 girls in 2001 but just 899 in 2011. The picture remained dismal all around. In south Mumbai’s Dongri-Umarkhadi stretch, where considerable redevelopment took place, the ratio fell by 28 points to 907 girls per 1,000 boys.
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Comments : In most parts of India, sex-selective practices are more common among the more educated and richer families, which have the knowledge and the resources to discreetly carry out the practice.”
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