Tuesday, March 04, 2008

India to pay money to save girl babies

From the Guardian article India will pay families to have girls to end foeticide:

"The Indian government yesterday announced a scheme to pay poor families to give birth to and bring up girl children, in a bid to stop the trend of parents aborting female foetuses at the rate of half a million a year.

Families in seven states are set to benefit from a series of cash payments amounting to 15,500 rupees (£193) to poor families to keep their girl children.

Ministers say more than 100,000 girls will be saved in the first year."

Read the rest of the article here.

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