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

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Restructuring Family Planning

Restructuring Family Planning Modhumita Mojumdar THE forcible sterilisation drive that was launched one and a half years ago as the most crucial item of. the 25- point programme was nothing less than macabre. That, instead of turning out to be a feather in the cap of Sanjay Gandhi, it became the biggest liability for the Congress in its attempts to woo the voters once elections were announced, indicates only very crudely what kinds of problems future attempts at a family planning programme are likely to encounter. It will certainly require extraordinary courage on the part of any politician henceforth to attempt anything beyond ritual lip-service to the concept of population control.

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