ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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MAHARASHTRA

To Some, a God-Send Navroz Mody "WE have tried before, but It is very difficult to convince these peopleThey think they will become impotent, or won't be able to have children again if they ever want to. But now of course this is a god-send. We will katao at least 10-20 thousand by the year-end." The god-send was of course the famine. By a happy coincidence, in Maharashtra a "birth-control week" is being celebrated with great gusto in mid-December. The health officer was confident that with the government offering Rs 70 and free meals for two days to the 'candidate', the villagers' fears and resistance would wear away. After all, Rs 70 is something that would take a man between six to ten weeks to earn on a relief- project

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