Berhampur: The Ganjam administration has announced Rs 1,000 reward for information about illegal sex determination practices in the district.
During a meeting on the pre-conception and pre-natal diagnostic techniques, Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange declared the reward under the child development scheme. The name of the whistleblowers will be kept secret.
The collector directed the advisory committee to ensure that the steps taken to stop female foeticide are implemented.
The meeting also decided to collect data on pregnant women will be collected and form special teams to inquire if allowances and benefits given by the state are reaching them.
The child sex ratio (0-6 years) had improved in the district in 2017 (869 females for every 1000 males) compared to 2014 (790 females), but it is still lower than the state’s average of 921 females against 1000 males.