States and districts were honoured yesterday for improved sex ratio and awareness generation under the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign. Haryana, Uttarakhand, Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh received honours for improving sex ratio at birth. Nine districts were also awarded for better sex ratio at birth. These include East Kameng of Arunachal Pradesh, Mahendragarh and Bhiwani in Haryana, Udham Singh Nagar of Uttrakhand, Tamil Nadu’s Namakkal, and Jalgaon district of Maharashtra.
During the event, 10 districts were also awarded for good work in awareness generation and outreach activities under the campaign. Speaking on the occasion, Women and Child Development Minister, Smriti Zubin Irani said, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narender Modi, the country has made remarkable 13 points jump in national sex ratio from 918 to 931 in last 5 years.