Delhi: June 24, 2011
Provisional data of Census 2011 has laid bare Delhi government's claims that its 'Ladli' scheme launched in 2008 has fixed the Capital's skewed gender ratio. The data has registered only 866 girls per 1,000 boys for the Capital, far below the national average of 914 girls and the internationally accepted standard ratio of 952 girls per 1,000 boys. Under the scheme, the government deposits R10,000 in the name of a girl at the time of her birth and R5,000 each at the time of admission to Class I, VI, IX, X and XII. An accumulated amount of R1 lakh (approximately) is given to the girl on her 18th birthday or on passing Class 10.
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