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Priya Motiani

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Rajasthan Is Amongst The Worst States In India For Women. Sigh!

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  •  July 12, 2016


This morning, my Times Of India app notified me of a shocking revelation. Did you know that our very own Rajasthan comes under the list of the worst states for women in India? 

And why would it not be? The state is a friggin hotbed of evils such as child marriage, female feticide/infanticide, extremely low literacy level amongst girls, extremely high reproduction span, to name only a few.

All this topped with unsuitable living conditions for women gets the state the not so honorable accolade of being among the worst states.

I’m not merely saying all this out of my imagination. I’ve got the recently released Sample Registration System (SRS) baseline survey 2014 to back my point.

Let’s take a look at the numbers, shall we?

  1. Reproductive Span – The reproductive span is the duration between first marriage and menopause or sterilisation. It shows that longer the reproductive span, higher the chances of getting pregnant. Uttar Pradesh has the highest reproductive span (years) which is 10 years. Following UP , Rajasthan is at the second spot with women having 9.2 years as reproductive span. The national average reproductive span is 6.6 years which is quite lesser than Rajasthan’s reproductive span.
  1. Size of family – Uttar Pradesh has the highest percentage (44%) of households having six or more members, followed by Rajasthan (38.8%) and Jammu and Kashmir (34%). On an average, India has 22.8% households having six or more members.
  1. Age of getting married – In West Bengal, women get married at an average age of 19.3 years. In Rajasthan, the mean age of marriage of women is slightly better at 19.4 years but it is worst in comparison to other big states. The mean age of marriage in the country is 20 years. In Uttar Pradesh too, women get married at an average age of19.4 years.
  1. Women education in the 15-17 years age group – Rajasthan fares worst in women education in the age group of 15-17 years. Only 72.1% of girls in the age group of 15-17 years attend schools, which is worst in the country. In Gujarat, it is 73.4%, followed by Odisha (75.3%). UP is slightly better with 79.4% girls attending school in this age bracket.
  1. Maternal Mortality Ratio – Rajasthan is one of the states with high maternal mortality ratio (MMR). The MMR in the state is 244 deaths per one lakh live births. Assam has worst MMR at 300 deaths per one lakh live births, followed by Uttar Pradesh (285).
  1. Child Sex Ratio – Also, the child sex ratio (0-6 years) in Rajasthan is 888. It is slightly better than Haryana (834), Punjab (846) and Jammu and Kashmir (862).


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