Constitution of all-India birth database to check female foeticide ordered

A Supreme Court bench has passed 16 directions to ensure effective implementation of the Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (Prohibition of Sex Selection) Act and rules under it. All states and the Union Territories in the country have been asked to maintain a centralized database of civil registration records so that information can be made available on the number of boys and girls being born in the country. It has also directed them to implement incentive schemes for the girl child. Source: