Arunachal Pradesh records highest female sex ratio in the country

Arunachal Pradesh has recorded the highest sex ratio in the country compared to other states as per the 2018 report on “vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration System.”

The sex ratio at birth is the number of females born per thousand males. Minister of State (MoS) Kiren Rijiju stated, “I’m an extremely proud man!  My home State, Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in India which has more females born than males in the entire country. With 1,084 females born per 1000 males, we have shown our preference for female child and gender equality. #BetiBachaoBetiPadhao.”

Meanwhile, Assam recorded a sex ratio of 904. The lowest sex ratio was reported in Manipur (757), Lakshadweep (839) and Daman & Diu (877), Punjab (896), and Gujarat (896), while Delhi recorded a sex ratio of 929, Haryana 914 and Jammu and Kashmir 952.

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