The good news of marginal improvement of 0.75% in the sex ratio from 933 (in 2001) to 940 (in 2011) is marred with the unpleasant news of severe decline in the child sex ratio.
However first the good news and that is there are more women in the Indian population than earlier. The best states which have helped this good news are the urban states/UTs, i.e. NCT and Chandigarh have improved their sex ratio by more than 5% over 2001. Considering urban dwellings have been leading the decline in sex ratio, this is good news. Even states like Punjab & Haryana which are notorious in disregard to Gender equality have improved their sex ratios even if marginally. States at the bottom of the pile are J&K, Bihar & Gujarat and some smaller UTs.
On declining Child Sex ratio to follow in the next post.
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