Pre conception and pre natal diagnostic techniques Act 1994: Its impact & social compaign on sex ratio in Rajasthan
Chatrugun Khaldhania, Maya Jakhar, Sumitra Sangwa
The discrimination against female starts from the womb and ends up in the tomb. Daughters are precious and the Rajasthan Government has left no stone unturned for the cause of girl child. The publication of the Census of India 2011 shows that the ratio of girls to boys below the age of 6 years continues to decline at an alarming rate. The PC & PNDT Act was implemented in 1994 and its rules were framed in 1996, and gradually some amendments were made in early 2003 and 2004. The act has banned prenatal sex determination. The Government of India enacted the Prenatal Diagnostic Techniques (Regulation and Prevention of Misuse Act) 1994 to deal with the situation. The main problem in implementation is that in majority of the cases, both the service providers and the service seekers operate in agreement to defeat the provisions of the Act. Therefore it is by a combination of monitoring, education campaigns, change in the mind set of community and effective legal implementation that the deep-seated attitudes and practices against female foeticide can be eroded from the society.
Chatrugun Khaldhania, Maya Jakhar, Sumitra Sangwa. Pre conception and pre natal diagnostic techniques Act 1994: Its impact & social compaign on sex ratio in Rajasthan. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Research, Volume 8, Issue 1, 2022, Pages 42-51