Ash's Blog


Posted on: August 28, 2013

Women’s World!

Pravallika Achyuthuni's blog

It was suggested to me by one of my lecturers to start an essay with a stat. So here it is…The female sex ratio in India has gone up in the last decade i.e from 2001-2011.It was 933 in 2001 while it is 940 in 2011( though not a significant increase!!). Guess what is the reason for this?? Do you think this has something to do with the Govt. schemes for eradicating female foeticide? If you said so, then I am sorry to say this, but you have loads of things to know. The reason for this is that the life expectancy of women has increased and nothing else! In fact, the child sex ratio(in the age group 0–6 years) in India has dropped to 914 females against 1,000 males – the lowest since Independence – in the provisional 2011 Census report. The ratio has declined from 927…

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