Encouraged by the success of its campaign to combat female foeticide in Delhi, Centre for Social Research, a non-government organisation has extended its social mobilisation programme against sex selection at birth to two Haryana districts having lowest sex ratios.
Targeting Kurukshetra and Ambala -- districts with the most skewed sex ratios in Haryana - the two-year campaign by the Centre of Social Research includes creating vigilant community watch groups to check the menace of selective abortions and creating value for the girl child.
The organisation first started the 'Meri Shakti Meri Beti' campaign in 2004 in Punjabi Bagh, Najafgarh and Narela districts of Delhi. Fresh statistics submitted to Delhi government by the Office of Chief Registrar of births and deaths have shown that the capital for the first time has witnessed a positive sex ratio - 1,004 girls for every 1,000 boys.
Ambala with a sex ratio of 784 girls per 1,000 boys and Kurukshetra with 770 girls for every 1,000 boys are at the bottom of the sex ratio ladder in the country.