In India the difference between the numbers of men and women are increasing fast. Concerns have been made over the fast decreasing number of female in India. Although the number of a female child has decreased alarmingly in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh , Punjab and Rajsthan , a similar trend is also noticed in West Bengal and in other Indian states.
Ministry of Health of the Indian government has asked state governments to take initiatives to stop this problem. The ministry says that number of six year old girl-child has decreased over the last year. The ministry has advised to watch the nursing homes and their activities in their states.