• No sisters to tie rakhi, the year sees worse-hit sex-ratio in Sonipat
    No sisters to tie rakhi, the year sees worse-hit sex-ratio in Sonipat 

This Raksha Bandhan, many wrists were bare in Haryana’s Sonipat. The prime reason being the declining sex ratio in the district. Currently, the sex ratio in Sonipat is a dismal 830 girls per 1,000 boys.


Commenting on the poor male-female ratio, CMO Dr JS Puniya said that laws have been made to end female foeticide but it’s the society which does not understand the importance of a girl and devalues them, resulting in further declining ratio.

Dr. J.S. Puniya

“The health department is serious about controlling the activities of illegal sex determination centres running unabated in the state,” he added.


“The health department immediately responds to the complaints against centres that carry out sex determination tests. In the past few days, strict action has been taken against such centres,” he added.


Rashtrapati Award winner Kamla Dahiya said that educated class will have to come forward in the fight against female foeticide. These learned people will have to spread awareness and educate others about the importance of a girl child.

Kamla Dahiya

“NGOs will also have to come forward and play an active role in educating both men and women on the issue. They should specially educate women about the ill-effects of female foeticide and stop illegal sex-selective abortions,” she added.


The state government has initiated Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Abhiyan to save the girl child. One of the members of the campaign, Kiran Bala, said that Haryana is counted in the list of developed Indian states. Sonipat has produced a number of sports persons who have made India proud at the international level, however, the poor sex ratio in this Haryana district is appalling.

Kiran Bala

There is an urgent need to stop sex determination tests and spread awareness so that an egalitarian society could flourish.


Year Sonipat sex ratio per 1000 boys
2005 843
2006 831
2007 810
2008 840
2009 823
2010 802
2011 802
2012 832
2013 823
2014 829
2015  830