Efficacy of two-child norm has never been demonstrated, says Population Foundation of India’s Poonam Muttreja

News 01.07.2021

The policy on the two-child norm has not been independently evaluated in any State and its efficacy has never been demonstrated. A five-State study by a former senior Indian Administrative Service officer (IAS) Nirmala Buch found that, instead, in the States that adopted a two-child policy, there was a rise in sex-selective and unsafe abortions; men divorced their wives to run for local body elections; and families gave up children for adoption to avoid disqualification. (Read More)

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