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1020 women for every 1000 : NFHS survey


For the first time in the country, the population of women has increased in comparison to men. The figures indicate 1,020 women for every 1000 men as per the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS), which was released by the Union health ministry on November 24. Though, this is the record that has been made for the first time post-independence when the population of women has increased as compared to men.

On Wednesday the Union ministry of health and family welfare released important pointers on population, reproductive and child health, family welfare, nutrition and others for India as well as 14 states and UTs, combined with phase two, of the 2019-21 NFHS-5.

In the second level of the National Family Health, it is revealed that the country’s total fertility rate (TFR) has escalated down from 2.2 to 2 and the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) has increased from 54 per cent to 67 per cent.

The improved sex ratio and sex ratio at birth is also a significant achievement; even though the real picture will emerge from the census, we can say for now looking at the results that our measures for women empowerment have steered us in the right direction,” said Vikas Sheel, additional secretary, Union ministry of health and family welfare and mission director, National Health Mission.

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