The Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry stated that the Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) of girls in secondary education has increased to 80.29 percent in 2016-17 as against the 80.10 percent in 2015-16.
The WCD minister Smriti Irani said according to the Health Management Information System (HMIS) latest reports, the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB) is showing improving trends and it has increased from 923 to 931 at the national level for 2015-16 and 2018-19.
Irani further went on to say that at the state or union territory level, in 21 states or UTs, SRB is showing the improving trends whereas in three states or UTs, it is stable in financial year 2018-19 in comparison to the previous 2017-18. The GER of girls at the secondary education level has increased to 80.29 percent in 2016-17 as against the 80.10 percent in 2015-16.
Irani added that the WCD Ministry has requested all the states and union territories to send innovative proposals for enhancing the safety and security of women under the Nirbhaya Fund. All the proposals received are considered by the Empowered Committee as per the provisions of Framework for Nirbhaya Fund.
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