A sharp decline in sex ratio revealed by Census of India, 2011. It has been declined from 927 (according census 2011) to 914 at per 1000 boys in 2011. In Madhya Pradesh, The child sex ratio was 932 in 2001 which has been came down till 912 at per 1000 boys in year 2011 particularly among its elite social sections.
Save the Girl Child campaign initiated with a view to ensure that the future population may maintain a balance ratio of boys and girls and equal status of girl child in society.
The endeavor comes after the present trend portended a situation where more than 28 million boys in the state would be forced to remain single by 2050, courtesy female foeticide and infanticide that stemmed from a deep-rooted gender bias. The sex ratio, CID noted, that Sex Ratio had gone down to alarmingly low levels in the districts of Gwalior and Chambal division of MP. In Gwalior sex ratio is 832, Bhind 835, Morena 825, and Datia 852, these are bottom 4 districts of MP “Amazingly, a backward and tribal-dominated district like Balaghat has posted encouraging figures (1,021 girls over 1,000 male children)”
The result of the census revealed the status of Indore district which boasts of high literacy rate, sound economic growth and a civilized society, posted discouraging sex-ratio figures when it came to results from the last census. Now it has gone down from 932 (2001 census) to 912 (2011 census).
CID is of the view that development, education and modern lifestyle has not changed the mindset of people and society, “Our society remains conservative to a large extent. Gender inequality is deep rooted in Indian social culture which is nurtured by patriarchal customs. All of these resulted in imbalance sex ratio caused by female infanticide and feticide. That is imperative to change this predicament for wellbeing of society. One of the main reasons of declining sex ratio is use of modern technology in determination of sex, so there is need of awareness and strict enforcement of PC-PNDT Act to counter this problem.
To create awareness amongst different sections of the society about impact of declining sex ratio on our social fabrication, eradicate sex determination tests and introduce strict laws to counter the menace in its totality. CID is Running “Save the Girl Child Campaign” in Gwalior and nearby area as problem is most acute in this region of MP. Gwalior itself play role of resource centre to execute female feticide and Infanticide. Under this campaign CID organize different activities to address all the Sections of the Society like NGOS, CBOs, SHGs, Media, Social workers, Public representatives, Doctors, youth, students and general public.
EFFORTS OF CID
From Last three years every year CID is organizing orientation programme for different stakeholder such as NGOs, CBOs, Aganwadi workers, Committee member of PCPNDT, Nehru Yuva Kendra etc. More than 60 members participated in this programme every year.
ORIENTATION MEETINGS WITH PUBLIC REPRESENTATIVE:-
A programme with Municipal Corporation Pichorre District Gwalior has been conducted. Most of the ward representatives, president. Former president attended this programme.
STUDENTS AND YOUTH:-
More than 25 educational institutes of Gwalior City have been touched by CID to sensitize students and youths. CID conducted essay competition and seminar for this segment of society. Hence more than 3000 thousand youths have been covered through these programmes.
SILENT DEMONSTRATION AT DIFFERENT PLACES OF CITY:-
CID organized silent demonstration at 24 common places of Gwalior City for attaining attention of citizens at large level. More than 2122 participants participated in these programme.
CID developed exhibitions for sensitization of general public on gender equality and female feticide. Eight exhibitions have been organized at prominent places of Gwalior and more than 8188 people visited these exhibitions.
SAMTA SAMANTA YATRAS:-
These yatra have been initiated by CID for generating awareness in selected areas which are not easily approachable. More than 2000 family touched by yatra.
Pledge forms were fulfilled by 1200 people for eradication of sex selection and female feticide in Gwalior Chambal Region.
More then 900 people put their signatures for supporting cause and mitigating sex selection and female feticide in Gwalior Chambal Region.