Data on birth and death registrations in 2019 reveals a mixed picture for as sex ratio at birth. None of the states or UTs for which data is available recorded an SRB of less than 900. Though most states showed an improvement, many still recorded lower ratios than in 2018 or 2017. There seems to be a convergence towards a middling level. Assam’s already low ratio of 921 in 2017 has fallen steeply to 903 two years later. Telangana has recorded the biggest improvement, from 915 to 953. There are six states, including three from the northeast, where the SRB is higher than 952. Arunachal Pradesh had the highest ratio of 1,024, followed by Nagaland and Mizoram. The WHO estimates that the natural sex ratio at birth is about 952 females to every 1,000 males.
Jun 18, 2021, 10:27AM ISTSource: TOI.in