July 4, 2022

India in “cars for sterilisation” drive

Health officials in the Indian state of Rajasthan are launching a campaign to curb population growth.
Health
officials in the Indian state of Rajasthan are launching a campaign to curb
population growth. They are encouraging men and women to be sterilised
in return for prizes, including an Indian-made Tata Nano – the world’s cheapest
car. Sitaram Sharma, the head doctor in Jhunjhunu, hopes to recruit at least
20,000 men and women. He is also offering food blenders, televisions and
motorcycles. The offer is open to all Indians, not just residents of his
region. Population reduction campaigns in India labour under a dismal
precedent: Indira Gandhi’s compulsory vasectomy campaign in the 1970s, which
led to the fall of her government. ~ BBC News, Jul 1

 

India in “cars for sterilisation” drive
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