It’s the Girl Child, Not Pop­u­la­tion

The Economic Times - - The Edit Page -

Apro­pos the Edit ‘Not Pop­u­la­tion But So­cial De­vel­op­ment’ (Apr 25), while In­dia is not a grey­ing country and its fer­til­ity rate is above the re­place­ment rate, what is of great con­cern is the de­te­ri­o­rat­ing child sex ra­tio (CSR). The 2011 cen­sus re­vealed a CSR of 918, which is the low­est since In­de­pen­dence. And, what is even more alarm­ing is that CSR in ru­ral ar­eas at 923 was bet­ter than the ur­ban ar­eas, at a measly 905. The dif­fer­ence in the ur­ban-ru­ral ra­tio proves that eco­nomic progress does not nec­es­sar­ily lead to so­ci­ety’s so­cial and cul­tural progress.

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