Can you believe it? Just by knowing the men and women population of a country, any learned person can understand the social fabric of the nation, status of gender equality, sex discrimination etc.
Women are not second to men on any parameter. They are physically as well as mentally strong like men. Then, why this gender discrimination against approximately 50 per cent of the population? India
is one of those nations in the world
where sex ratio is pathetic, as per the 2001 census, India’s sex ratio was 933. Out of 28 states and seven Union Territories only Kerala
had been the exceptional case where women outnumbered men in population.
Although, India has made enormous progress on several fronts but its sex ratio has been dismal and alarming and is not showing any sign of improvement. The unfavourable sex ratio in India says it all. Status of women is still not very remarkable; there are several issues and circumstances, which are responsible for all this. Right from their birth they are deprived of basic constitutional rights. They are discriminated on all fronts of the life, be it education, employment, sports, marriage, business
Our development policies have consistently highlighted the vision of the Government of India in addressing the predicaments of women. In recent times there has been an augmentation in the status of women. Government’s positive and promising actions have gradually started bearing fruits. Now women are playing a greater role in every aspect of development. But such sorts of development are limited to a certain section of women and it is just a tiny drop of water in the sea. India’s gender ratio paints a very grim situation about our almost half of the population. Even after more than sixty years of independence sex ratio has not shown any significant improvement, instead it is becoming more and more challenging.