The Chhattisgarh government will soon launch a campaign to inspect sonograpgy centres to check cases of sex identification. The state Health and Family Welfare Minister Ajay Chandrakar recently chaired a meeting of board formed under Prohibition of Sex Selection Act-1994 to chalk out an action plan for the campaign.
Chhattisgarh govt to inspect sonography centres to curb sex determination tests
Around 639 registered sonography centers are operational across the state, of which 17 centers in nine districts have been inspected and inspection of other centers would soon be completed, officials informed during the meeting.
The Health and Family Welfare and Woman and Child Development Department will also host series of campaigns to create awareness among people.
In 2011 census, the sex ratio in Chhattisgarh was 991 females over 1000 males and child ratio (between 0-6 year) was 969 girls over 1000 boys.
Notably, under Ladli Noni Karyakram (scheme), where an Active Tracker device was installed at sonography centres, significant improvement in the sex ratio was recorded in five districts of Bilaspur division.
In Raigarh district, 918 girls were born against 1000 boys in 2014. But after implementation Ladli Noni scheme (Active Device Tracker) in 2015, 928 girls were born against 1000 boys in 2016.
The installation of device has resulted in remarkable success in curbing the practice of child sex identification test.
Moreover, on the directives of divisional commissioner, website of the programme-www.ladlinoni.org has been developed for its proper implementation.