Dakshina Kannada has an imbalance in sex ratio in children: DHO Dr Ramakrishna Rao

Dakshina Kannada has an imbalance in sex ratio in children: DHO Dr Ramakrishna Rao

July 12: World Population Day programme was observed by the district administration at Ravindra Kala Bhavan of University College in Mangalore on Thursday, July 11.
During the programme, District Health officer (DHO) Dr Ramakrishna Rao stressed the need to achieve a balance in sex ratio in Dakshina Kannada  district. DHO mentioned that in Dakshina Kannada, the ratio of boys and girls within the age group of zero to six is 1000: 947, while that of the adults is 1000: 1020.
Dr R Selvamani, Dakshina Kannada Zilla Panchayat chief executive officer mentioned that in order to create awareness on the need for a healthy sex ratio, the ratio of newborn boys and girls should be recorded by every gram panchayat and the data needs to be displayed in the respective gram panchayat offices. He stressed on  ‘Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao’ programme of the Central government which aims at providing education to girl children.

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