An analysis of account holders acceptability and satisfaction towards Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana (SSY)

Venkatesh. R.


The 15th census of India, carried out in the year 2011, states that the sex ratio of India is still 943 female per 1000 male population.  This data proves the existence of two important social evils, namely, female foeticide and female infanticide, which are rampant in the Indian society. Till late, there was great tendency among people in India to get the sex of the unborn child medically tested and get the pregnancy terminated if it was female.  Many were so cruel that they tend to kill the new born girl baby mercilessly.  These social evils are the outcome of people’s attitudes and their misconceptions.  The condition is still worse even now, where many conservative minds still have a very strong tendency towards boy child and consider boy as an asset and girl child as a liability. Because of this reason, the gender composition in India has worsened over a period of time.  The child sex ratio (age 0 to 6 years) in India was 927 girls per 1000 boys in 2001, has dropped drastically to 918 girls for every 1000 boys in 2011.  Major credit goes to technologies like Sonography, Amniocentesis and Virtro Fertilization, which has aggravated the situation to an alarming level.  This inequality in sex ratio has resulted in trafficking, discrimination, general vulnerability of women and girls.  Well changing the mindset of people and instilling confidence amongst them, that the girl child is equally as good as boy child and definitely a source of an asset, requires many decades.  It is an essential process of evolution rather than revolution.


: Sex ratio, Girl child, social evils, social programme, future fund.

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