The Bhil and Bhilala Adivasis, thankfully do not resort to female foeticide even though their society too is highly patriarchal. So there are many marriageable girls among the Bhils and touts from Rajasthan have fanned out their tentacles wide and netted these girls by paying huge amounts of money. The Bhils, who have been at the receiving end of the ills of modern development are barely able to make ends meet with their marginal agriculture and migrant labour. Therefore, for some families selling their girls for a hefty sum comes as a bonanza and they jump at the opportunity without any concern for the girls' welfare.
Thus there is a dangerous mix of patriarchy and modern development at play here which is jeopardising the lives of Bhil girls. Indeed this practice of selling girls is there in the slums of Indore also where too Dalit and Adivasi girls are being sold for marriage and for sex work in distant areas.