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Govt cluless of Beti Bachao Abhiyan data

Bhopal: In what can be termed as a laid back attitude, the state government is clueless and has no data about how many girl child have been saved through the Save Daughter Campaign.

The information was divulged by Women and Child Development Minister Ranjana Baghel in a written reply to Rakesh Singh, Congress’ deputy leader in state assembly.

On receiving the information Singh in Assembly premises told reporters that the campaign got into force only after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh sent a letter to the state government.

Singh further said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on August 29, 2011 had written a letter to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and expressed concerns over the falling sex ratio in the state. The sex ratio in the state in 2001 was 932 females per thousand males which declined to 912 in 2011. The state government embarked on the campaign on November 19, 2011 though the campaign was originally introduced on October 5 last year.

Jpn/Bureau

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