With 1,084 females born per thousand males, Arunachal records the best sex ratio in the country, followed by Nagaland at 965 females and Mizoram at 964. The three Northeastern States top the 2018 report on the Vital Statistics of India, released by the Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, GOI.
However, Manipur records the lowest with just 757 females out of 1,000 males. Manipur was followed by Lakshadweep at 839, Daman & Diu at 877, Punjab at 896, and Gujarat at 896 as well.
Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1,084 females born per thousand males, followed by Nagaland (965) Mizoram (964), Kerala (963), and Karnataka (957). The worst was reported in Manipur (757), Lakshadweep (839) and Daman & Diu (877), Punjab (896), and Gujarat (896).
Assam recorded 904 females born per 1,000 male, Meghalaya at 942, Tripura at 945. The data for Sikkim is not yet available.
The ratio for the report was determined based on data provided by 30 States and Union Territories. In the report published by the Registrar General of India, it stated that “requisite information from six States namely Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal is not available.”
The number of registered births increased to 2.33 crore in 2018 from 2.21 crore registered births the previous year. “The level of registration of births has increased to 89.3% in 2018 from 81.3% in 2009,” the report said.