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Three districts bag awards for improving sex ratio

The Haryana government will confer State-level award for 2015-16 to district administrations of Narnaul, Bhiwani and Jhajjar for efforts to improve sex ratio.

The awards would be given away by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at a sports meet and Mahila Samman Samaroh (women’s felicitation programme) to be organised at Rajiv Gandhi Khel Parisar in Panipat district on March 9.

The function is being organised by the Women and Child Development department to mark the International Women’s Day, an official release said here on Saturday.

Cash awards of Rs 5 lakh, Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh would be given away to districts of Narnaul, Bhiwani and Jhajjar respectively, Women and Child Development Minister Kavita Jain said.

These districts have been selected on the basis of improvement in sex ratio between January 1 and December 31, 2015, as per the report of Health department and strategies adopted by the Deputy Commissioners concerned.

She said that during this period, the sex ratio in Narnaul had improved by 73 points from 745 to 818 girls per 1000 boys.

Similarly, in Bhiwani, the ratio went up to 870 from 834; and in Jhajjar, it had improved by 28 points from 824 to 852. The award money would be utilised by the districts for strengthening initiatives to tackle female foeticide and development of women and girl child, Ms Jain said. -- PTI

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