Bhopal: The dip in male-female sex ratio has become a major cause of worry for Madhya Pradesh and its government. Despite promoting several schemes that promote female child birth, the state government has failed to bring about any positive changes in the female count in last five years.

Notably, schemes like Ladli Lakshmi, Mukhyamantri Kanyadan, and Bicycle distribution are few steps undertaken by state government to motivate people for female child birth. But all efforts have failed to derive the desired results.

According to the figures female count has decreased by two units in last 10 years. There are more than dozen districts with fluctuating male-female numbers. Bhind is the worst hit district with poor sex ratio of 838 girls against 1000 boys.

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan believes that awareness should be spread to prevent spurt in female foeticide and to establish appropriate male-female sex ratio in the state.