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Jan 24, 2021

National Girl Child Day: Maharashtra's Beed district leads in female birth rate after strict implementation of PC&PNDT Act

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In Maharashtra's Beed district , strict implementation of PC&PNDT Act, the Government's efforts to 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' and various social campaigns have resulted in the district leading in female birth rate not just in the state but in the country. It is noted that Beed had earned the dubious distinction for incidents of female foeticide some years back.

However, the positive change witnessed today is a welcome step in erasing the sordid tale of the past. AIR correspondent reports that a profound change is being witnessed in Beed district of Maharashtra where parents now take pride in having a girl child.

Various machineries of the Government have worked in tandem to bring about this change.

There was a time when incidents of female foeticide were registered on a large number in this particular district. But now, people are overjoyed when a girl child is born.

As a mark of honour,a procession of the newborn girl's mother is also taken out in different villages of the district.

Sweets are distributed as birth of a girl child is considered as a good omen. The sex ratio of the district is a testament to it as now it has improved from 848 to 967.

Besides, the government has permanently terminated the licenses of all the sonography centres where illegal sex determination tests were conducted. 

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