For some time now, the village of Bijlipur has been attracting a slew of local news TV crews and even reporters from Canadian radio stations. The village has something that most of Punjab can't boast of: a sex ratio in favour of women.

 The state of Punjab, along with Haryana, is among the country's worst performers when it comes to sex ratio. Census 2011 figures record 893 females per 1000 males for Punjab. Between 2002 and 2008, the local administration of Bijlipur reported a sex ratio of 1,800 females to 1,000 males. While the exactness of the figure may be contested, other indicators such as birth and death figures from the local aanganwadi confirm that girls enjoy a healthy sex ratio in the village compared to the rest of the state.

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