Chandigarh: Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday took to Twitter to announced that the sex ratio of Haryana has increased by 6.2%. 

Crediting the favourable result to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana, Khattar wrote, “…the sex ratio in the state was only 871 girls for every 1000 boys but we have reached the figure of 933 today while working closely with society, institutions and government officials. This is a matter of pride for the state.”

According to the 2011 census, the sex ratio in Haryana was 879, which is below the national average of 940 as per census 2011. In 2001, the sex ratio of female was 861 per 1000 males in Haryana.

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The news received a lot of positive reaction with people lauding the Modi government. 

While one Twitter user wrote, “Indeed its a marvellous and incredible work” another said, “The dedication and pursuance with which the "Beti Bachao Beti Padhao" was followed by the Haryana Govt. is highly commendable”.

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao — a scheme which aims at checking female infanticide and educating the girl child — was launched in 2015. The BJP also formed a national executive committee to promote Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) across the country.

Earlier this month, the women and child development ministry has developed an online management information system to monitor and evaluate at each level the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme.

“To ensure accountability and for service improvement, it is important to document all activities conducted at the district, block and gram panchayat level, related to the scheme and campaign and this move has been implemented keeping that in mind,” an official from the ministry said, as per reports.

With inputs from PTI