January 07, 2022 9:37 am
🔴 Veena S Rao writes: India’s nutrition programmes must undergo a periodic review addressing gaps such as institutional delivery and adolescent anaemia
December 20, 2021 9:59 am
🔴 K S James, U S Mishra write: It helps understand the trends but is not a substitute for a total population enumeration.
November 27, 2021 8:01 am
🔴 A skewed sex ratio at birth shows a strong preference for male child and continued sex-selective practices in the country, the Population Foundation of India has said.
December 26, 2020 2:41 am
The BMC data shows from 929 in 2015, Mumbai's sex ratio at birth inched up, noticeably, to 937 in 2016. Since then, the trend has more or less remained stagnant. Sex ratio improved to 938 in 2017, to 939 in 2018 but dipped back to 937 by 2019.
December 24, 2020 10:02 am
In contrast, the BMC’s birth registration data shows Mumbai city’s sex ratio at birth at 932 and Mumbai suburbs at 942 girls per 1,000 boys.
December 18, 2020 1:01 am
Prof Usha Ram at the department of public health and mortality studies, International Institute of Population Sciences, told The Indian Express that comparison of sex ratio at birth from CRS and NFHS would be incorrect as both have their own limitations
October 17, 2020 9:47 am
There is an urgent need to reach young people both for reproductive health education and services as well as to cultivate gender equity norms. This could reduce the effect of population momentum and accelerate progress towards reaching a more normal sex-ratio at birth. India’s population future depends on it.
January 13, 2019 9:08 am
A skewed sex ratio and poor educational qualifications mean Patidar men must look for Kurmi brides outside the state. But there are a few happy endings after four days of a mass wedding in Ahmedabad.
September 04, 2018 2:31 am
Tribal population in states like Goa (1,046), Kerala (1,035), Arunachal Pradesh (1,032), Odisha (1,029), Meghalaya (1,013) and Chhattisgarh (1,020) show a positive sex ratio.
August 19, 2018 11:53 am
The study titled ‘Effectiveness of India’s National Programme to save the girl child: experience of Beti Bachao Beti Padao (B3P) programme from Haryana state’ pointed out that how the campaign was monitored at the highest level including by the Chief Minister himself.