Girl population falls across Mumbai, experts blame sex selection

Girl population falls across Mumbai, experts blame sex selection


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 WorliPrabhadevi 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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3 Responses to Girl population falls across Mumbai, experts blame sex selection

  1. Maryam Jamil says:

    looks like ppl are interstedd in only getting sons

  2. My Say says:

    looks like some human consider themselves the last breed of dinosaurs that if they do not get a son they will get extinct .. its painful .. I used to think this happens in illiterate sections of the country only

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