Female foeticide in coastal Odisha: the Satyamev Jayate impact
After coming home from a hectic train journey, I watched the Amir Khan’s show. What struck me in the first episode is the educated vs uneducated; urban vs rural debate. The highly educated urban Indians are involved in female foeticide. Same, situation in Odisha, coastal belt people want more boys (see the red patch in the map). The situation is different in western Odisha and tribal belt.
Is coastal Odisha more educated than western Odisha? Has education changed people?
We do not know how this map was generated. My guess is that this map intent to highlight the worst affected region of India and to emphasize the broad picture. Nevertheless, the message is loud and clear for the country with regard to female foeticide.
Although, I am not a big fan of TV show, I think I will try to watch this show. In case, you want to watch here is it: