Female to male ratio in Chhattisgarh highest in India: Minister Ramsheela Sahu

Minister Smt. Ramsheela Sahu attend the workshop.

Chhattisgarh Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Ramsheela Sahu on Wednesday said that the ratio of women to men population is higher in Chhattisgarh than the national average. It is a matter of pride and honour for the entire State. Smt. Sahu was speaking at the three-day National workshop of the Union Women and Child Development Ministry at Panipat, Haryana. The subject matter of the workshop was 'Beti Bachao-Beti Padao'.

Smt. Sahu said there are 991 females to 1,000 males in Chhattisgarh. The female-male ratio is the highest in the country and far above the national average. In some districts there are more than 1,000 females to 1,000 males. Smt. Sahu said that Chhattisgarh Government is concentrating on health and education of girl child. She said under the leadership of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh the empowerment of women is on top of the agenda. Smt. Ramsheela Sahu presided over the 'Kishori Baalika' national workshop on second day also. The Chhattisgarh Minister revealed that in 10 districts out of 27 districts, 'Sabela Yojana' is being operated, with co-operation of the Union Government, for the girls in the age-group of 11-18 years. About four lakh girls are given nutritious 'Ready-To-Eat' diet, prepared by the women's self-help groups. In the remaining 17 districts, five lakh girls are given nutritious 'Ready-To-Eat' diet. About Rs 80 crore is spent on the directions of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh. About nine lakh girls are given adequate diet with the co-operation of the Centre in the entire State. Smt. Sahu gave a lot of suggestions to improve the 'Sabla Yojana'. The scheme should cover the entire State. The Minister said a subject on girl's health should be included in the Madhyamik class. There should be focus on school drop-outs also. Many girls leave the school due to domestic chores, weak financial status, social atmosphere and no school in the vicinity. Girls can be rescued from anaemia by feeding them with nutritious diet. The workshop was organised by the Union Women and Child Development Ministry with the co-operation of Haryana State Government. Haryana Chief Minister Mr. Manoharlal Khattar, Gujarat Chief Minister Mrs Anandibhen Patel, along with Maharashtra, Karnataka, Haryana, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Women and Child Development Ministers, Secretaries and Directors, took part in the workshop.


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