Sex Ratio of India
The major cause of the decrease of the female birth ratio in India is considered to be the violent treatments meted out to the girl child at the time of the birth. The sex ratio of India was almost normal during the phase of the years of independence, but thereafter it started showing gradual signs of decrease. Though the sex ratio of India has gone through commendable signs of improvement in the past 10 years, there are still some states where the sex ratio is still low and is a cause of concern for the NGO organizations. One of the states which is showing a decreasing trend in the population of women 2011 and is a cause of concern is Haryana. The state of Haryana has the lowest rate of sex ratio in India and the figure shows a number of 877 of females to that of 1000 of males.
There are also states such as Puducherry and Kerala where the number of women is more than the number of men. Kerala houses a number of 1084 females to that of 1000 males. While Puducherry and Kerala are the only two states where the number of female is more than the number of men, there are also states in India like that of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra where the sex ratio 2011 is showing considerable signs of improvement. Some facts related to the sex ratio of India follows, the main cause of the decline of the sex ration in India is due to the biased attitude which is meted out to the women. The main cause of this gender bias is inadequate education. Pondicherry and Kerala houses the maximum number of female while the regions of Daman and Diu and Haryana have the lowest density of female population.
|2011 Census||2001 Census|
|Sr. No.||State||Sex Ratio||Child Sexratio||Sex Ratio||Child Sexratio|
|29||Jammu and Kashmir||889||862||900||964|
|31||Andaman and Nicobar Islands||876||968||846||941|
|34||Dadra and Nagar Haveli||774||926||811||909|
|35||Daman and Diu||618||904||709||916|