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healthcare: BPL women

Then There Were Three

Poor, pregnant with third child? Even the state’s giving up on you.

Then There Were Three
T. Narayan
Then There Were Three
outlookindia.com
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Why Less For More

  • The ministry of health and family welfare wants to target poor, pregnant women with more than two children, take away entitlements and benefits
  • Critics say the two-child norm will severely restrict the number of beneficiaries of the Janani Suraksha Yojana scheme. The scheme, launched in 2005, has been a great success.
  • India has committed to a target-free approach at the UN conference on population and development platform
  • Maternal mortality ratio is now 254/1,00,000 live births, infant mortality rate 53/1,000 live births

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“If there is electricity in every village, people will watch TV till late night and then fall asleep. They won’t get a chance to produce children. When there is no electricity, there is nothing else to do but produce babies.”

—Ghulam Nabi Azad, 2009

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