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Bombay for Boys, Mumbai too!

PROLOGUE :It seems nothing has been changed, except the name of the city. In Mumbai boys are still preferred:
The previous census, of 2001, showed that Mumbai had 923 girls aged upto six years for every 1,000 boys in the same age group. Since then the ratio has shown no improvement. In 2005, the number of girls per 1,000 boys dipped to 917, according to BMC statistics based on births registered. In 2006, 2007 and 2008, the BMC figures remained at a dismal 920, 921 and 918, respectively. The latest figures show that Mumbai had 919 girls born for every 1,000 male births in 2009. 
EPILOGUE : Wait for the day of change in perception.

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