Census 2011 has indicated an improvement in the male-female ratio in the district — there are now 967 women for every 1,000 men.
This is up from the previous ratio of 647 women for 1,000 men, according to Deputy Commissioner Darpan Jain.
Speaking at the International Women's Day programme here on Thursday, Mr. Jain credited the effective implementation of welfare schemes targeted at women and the girl child for this improvement.
Stressing the need for skill development among women, Mr. Jain urged educated women and organisations to help others come up in life.
Earlier, inaugurating the programme, C.M. Nimbannavar, chairman, Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Corporation, said the 50 per cent reservation provided for women in panchayat raj institutions had helped improve their representation in elected bodies.
Writer Sukanya Maruti called for value education to be imparted to girls and suggested that anganwadi workers be trained to help achieve this.
Sarojini Kademani, Deputy Director, Department of Women and Child Development, who will retire in June, was felicitated.
Zilla panchayat president Adiveppa Manami and Karnataka Balvikas Academy chairman Mahesh Tenginkai spoke.
‘There are 967 women for every 1,000 men' Previously, it was 647 women for 1,000 men
‘There are 967 women for every 1,000 men'
Previously, it was 647 women for 1,000 men