Sex ratio dips substantially in Gujarat

Sex-ratio-GujaratIn a disturbing scenario, the sex ratio in Gujarat has come down to 919 in 2011 from 920 in 2001 as against significant increase of 10 points in the national average during this period, according to the Socio-Economic Review for 2015-16 tabled in the State Assembly recently.
The national figure of 943, the overall sex ratio of Gujarat was 919 in 2011, the Review said.
With 919 females for every 1000 males, Gujarat ranked 22nd among 28 states as per the 2011 Census.
Rural areas fared comparatively well in improving the ratio than urban centers.
“Large migration from within and outside the state into economically vibrant, industrial urban areas is one of the main factors for low sex ratio in Surat and Ahmedabad.

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