Niti Aayog report reveals country-wide decline in sex ratio

The Niti Aayog has released a report titled ‘Healthy States, Progressive India,’ which among other things, raises the issue of a country-wide decline in the sex ratio at birth in India. The report notes that the decline is the sharpest in states of Gujarat and Haryana, while a few states of Bihar, Punjab, and Uttar Pradesh have shown an improvement. The report emphasizes upon the need for stricter implementation of the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994.

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