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Marginal rise in capital’s sex ratio

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 3, 2017, 2:18 am IST
Updated : Aug 3, 2017, 2:18 am IST

According to the report, the infant mortality rate per thousand live births in the city has decreased from 23.25 in 2015 to 21.35 in 2016.

Releasing the report, Mr Sisodia said that the number of births registered in Delhi in2016 increased to 3,79,161 from 3,74,012 in 2015 and 3,73,693 in 2014. (Representational image)
 Releasing the report, Mr Sisodia said that the number of births registered in Delhi in2016 increased to 3,79,161 from 3,74,012 in 2015 and 3,73,693 in 2014. (Representational image)

New Delhi: The national capital has witnessed a marginal increase in sex ratio at birth from 898 in the year 2015 to 902 (females per thousand males) last year. The statistics have been are part of the annual report on “Registration of Births and Deaths in Delhi-2016,” which was released by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday. According to the report, the infant mortality rate per thousand live births in the city has decreased from 23.25 in 2015 to 21.35 in 2016.

According to the report, Delhi registered 1,036 childbirths on an average daily last year and 387 deaths on an average. “Thus the net natural increase in population of Delhi is 649 per day and 2.37 lakhs in a year. The remaining increase in the population of Delhi is due to migration.” 

 

Releasing the report, Mr Sisodia said that the number of births registered in Delhi in2016 increased to 3,79,161 from 3,74,012 in 2015 and 3,73,693 in 2014. “Out of 3,79,161 total registered births in 2016, 1,99,358 (52.6 per cent) were male and 179738 (47.4 per cent) were female.  The birth rate, however, has seen a dip from 20.38 per thousand people in 2016 as against 20.50 during 2015,” the report said.

It added that of the total registered births in Delhi in 2016, 34.57 per cent were registered in North Delhi Municipal Corporation, followed by 31.07 per cent in South Corporation, 21.04 per cent in East Corporation, 12.19 per cent in NDMC and 1.13 per cent in the Cantonment Board area.

 

The deputy CM said that the institutional births have increased from 3,15,694 (84.41 per cent) in 2015 to 3,28,872 (86.74 per cent) last year. Out of 3.29 lakhs institutional births, about 2.21 lakhs (67.21 per cent) births took place in the government hospitals.

Tags: sex ratio, manish sisodia, north delhi municipal corporation
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi