Arunachal Pradesh records best sex ratio, 1,084 females born per 1000 males

According to the report of 2018, the Northeastern state of Arunachal Pradesh has recorded the best sex ratio in the country. However, Manipur has emerged as the worst state.

According to vital statistics of India based on the Civil Registration system, Arunachal Pradesh recorded 1,084 females born per thousand males, followed by Nagaland 965, Mizoram 964, Kerala 963, and Karnataka 957. The sex ratio at birth is the number of females born per thousand males.


Minister of State, Kiren Rijiju stated, “I’m an extremely proud man! My home state, Arunachal Pradesh is the only state in India which has more females born than males in the entire country. With 1.084 females born per 1000 males, we have shown our preference for a female child and gender equality #BetiBachoBetiPadhao.”

Delhi recorded a sex ratio of 929, Haryana 914, and Jammu and Kashmir 952. Additionally, Bihar, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Sikkim, Uttar Pradesh, and West Bengal did not provide the data on sex ratio.

The report added, “Meanwhile, the number of registered births increased to 2.33 crore in 2018 from 2.21 crore registered births the previous year. The level of registration of births has increased to 89.3 percent in 2018 from 81.3 percent in 2009.”