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Pride and self-advertisement

A Study on Child Sex Ratio in Nagaland

To keep one's blog updated is a suggestion I give to people. But I have been struggling to do that myself lately. I have been very busy with work. And that is what I'm going to write about here.
For about a month, we did a study in 19 villages of Longleng and Mon districts. The study was the fulfilling of a promise that the Department of Health and Family Welfare made to the Planning Commission. PC flagged the issue of decrease in Child Sex Ratio (CSR) in the State of Nagaland from 2001 to 2011 and the department said that we'll do a study to see if it is true. CSR is the measure of how many girls are there per 1000 boys in the age group of 0-6 years.
In Nagaland, CSR reduced from 964 in 2001 to 944 in 2011 as per the census. 2001 figure is unreliable and more male names might have been put, or the ratio was really so despite population inflation. So, it is difficult to say 'decline in 2011' when the base year figure is questionable. And 2011 figure is higher than…


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