27-Apr-2018 14:38

“As a result, out of 161 districts, Kolkata is showing a severe declining trend,” she said.Malini Bhattacharya, former chairperson of the West Bengal women’s commission who currently works with NGO All India Democratic Women’s Association in Kolkata, said sex ratio has long been an issue in the state.In West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee implemented the Kanayshree scheme that gives cash incentives to families to keep girls in school and delay child marriage.When All India Trinamool Congress MP Mriganka Mahato asked Maneka Gandhi on Friday whether the Centre would adopt the programme as a model, Gandhi said the scheme was “effective” but added that West Bengal was the “only state which has completely refused to implement the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme”.

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