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India’s sliding sex ratio

The average sex ratio in India declined from 906 female births per 1,000 male births in 2012-14 to 898 in 2014-16. The data, sourced from the Sample Registration System (SRS), was given in answer to a question raised in Parliament .

Compared to the previous survey, only five States registered a positive change in sex ratio. Here’s a look at the States which registered top increases and decreases (in percentage).

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