Gwalior: In a bid to prevent the ongoing illegal sex-determination test which in turn leads to female foeticide in the state, the Madhya Pradesh government on Saturday announced a reward of Rs10, 000 for those who inform the state administration about such activities.

The decision to this effect was taken in the backdrop of the alarming sex-ratio in Chambal region.

Apart from controlling female foeticide, the state police will also be vigilant to check female infanticide in the state.

The government is of the view that rewarding informers will encourage the common man to participate in controlling such evils in the society.

Government schemes like Ladli Lakshmi Yojna, Janani Suraksha, Mukhayamantri Kanyadan Yojna are some of the measures to uplift the status of females in the country.

Sex determination and female foeticide is banned in the country. A fine of Rs 5 lakh and imprisonment of upto 7 years can be granted for such illegal acts.