Uttarakhand lags in child sex ratio, Haryana- Punjab showed improvement

According to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released by NITI Aayog a few days back, Uttarakhand has emerged as the worst-performing state in terms of sex ratio at birth

Uttarakhand lags in child sex ratio, Haryana- Punjab showed improvement

According to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) released by NITI Aayog a few days back, Uttarakhand has emerged as the worst-performing state in terms of sex ratio at birth. The SDGs showed that the state's sex ratio is 840, while the national average is 899. Chhattisgarh topped this category with a male-female ratio of 958 at birth – well above the national average. According to the NITI Aayog report, Kerala ranks second with a sex ratio of 957.


Improvement shown in Punjab and Haryana


Punjab and Haryana regularly used to lag in these surveys however as per the latest report both the states have improved their position. While Haryana recorded 843 girl childbirths per 1000 sons, in Punjab this number has reached 890.


Kerala tops the score, Bihar lags behind


Overall, Kerala topped the NITI Aayog Index with a score of 75, while Bihar was the worst performer with a score of 52. The overall SDG score of the country improved by 6 points. This score went up from 60 in 2019 to 66 in 2020-21. NITI Aayog said in a statement that these reforms are largely driven by exemplary nationwide performance in clean water and sanitation and affordable and clean energy. The SDG Index measures the progress of states and union territories on social, economic and environmental parameters.


First launched in December 2018, the index has become the primary tool for monitoring progress on SDGs in the country and also boosts competition among states and union territories by ranking them on global targets.