Jaipur: 3rd January 2012
Alarmed over the state's dismal sex ratio, the Rajasthan government is building a network of professional informers to keep an eye on ultrasound clinics that conduct sex determination tests. For each lead, an informer will be paid Rs 25,000. Not only that, if the crime is proven in the court, the informer gets another Rs 25,000. Previously, an individual was given Rs 5,000 if his complaint against an errant ultrasound clinic was found to be true. According to Census 2011, Rajasthan has 883 girls between the ages of 0-6 for every 1,000 boys in the same age group. The child sex ratio in 2001 was 909 per 1,000 males.
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