Reproductive and Child Health Officer Rajini said that female foeticide must be condemned by all.

Participating in an international women's day programme at the Bal Bhavan here on Thursday, Dr. Rajini expressed concern over the decrease in the number of female births. She said that in several States, including Punjab and Haryana, the number of women was decreasing and the reason was illiteracy. However, in Kerala, which has a higher literacy rate, there were more number of female births, she said.

MP G.S. Basavaraju and Deputy Commissioner R.K. Raju were present.