The most disturbing revelation of the Census 2001 was the alarming decline in the 0 to 6 sex ratio. It pointed out the wide¬spread use of pre-natal sex selection. Across the country more and more districts were witness to the phenomena of dwindling number of girls in the population. According to Census 2001, the number of districts with a sex ratio of less than 800 girls per 1000 boys was 14 as compared to 0 districts in 1991. The number of districts with a sex ratio in the range 800 to 849 increased from 1 district to 32 districts in the same decade. Pre-natal sex selection following pre-natal sex determination tests are wiping out large number of females from the population even before they have had an opportunity to be born.