It may be OK to have 3rd child, only if it's a girl

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  1. Galaxy

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    It may be OK to have 3rd child, only if it's a girl

    MUMBAI: Four decades ago, India was introduced to the government plea-Hum Do Hamare Do (We Two, Our Two), Horn Ok Please-through highway trucks. The state government now plans to rethink the campaign, and incentivize the birth of a third child-but only if it is a girl. The idea is to narrow the state's child sex ratio, among the worst in the country at 883 girls for every 1,000 boys. The national average is 914:1,000.

    The proposal will soon come to the cabinet. It seeks to reward couples who give birth to a third child, a girl, by taking care of her education and giving other financial rewards on the lines of those being offered under the Rajmata Jijau Malnutrition Free Maharashtra programme. The existing laws will be tweaked to ensure government employees or elected representatives at all levels, including the gram panchayats, are not disqualified for giving birth to a third girl child.


    More at @ It may be OK to have 3rd child, only if it's a girl - The Times of India
     
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  3. Tronic

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    What a stupid idea. As if the parents get to decide if their third child will be a boy or a girl.
     
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    ^^ Yes, I find this very weird. Are they encouraging sex-determination tests now?
     
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    i may be wrong but there is an incentive scheme for a girl child be it number one or two, then what's the need of this? practically the GoMH is pushing for higher birth rate here where the country desperately needs to cut the birth rate further down. where do such genius ideas come from?
     
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    Armand2REP CHINI EXPERT Veteran Member

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    So dumb... They will next pay to abort boys.
     
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  7. Illusive

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    India really needs to have a one child policy, were you can only have a second child as a adopted orphan..........really this stuff is stupidity.
     
  8. Adux

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    One child policy worked awesome for China, right? /Sarcasm.
    They encourage you to have a 3rd girl child, but they dont let you have sex discrimination? or is it that they are going to encourage male infanticide? Indians puzzle me!
     
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    This is a stupidest idea. Anyway, India's population is its strength if it can be empowered with education and employment. The Govt's efforts should be in that direction instead of trying to dictate these things. Govt should make education cheaper and affordable for all. Right now, quality schooling is a privilege bought with lots of cash. Govt, should create environment for enterpreneurship.

    This silly Govt is more interested in these silly things rather than real solutions. For example: Tons of grain gets rotten in the Govt godowns, and they want to bring a law to curb the 'wastage of food in parties'!!
     
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    How it is supposed to be implemented? Suppose a couple's third child is a boy then will that infant be killed? Or they will be taxed for having an extra boy in their family , nut cases. Or for third child sex tests are permissible, voila another avenue for corruption opens up
     
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    I was talking about an awareness campaign, an initiative to help people know better, not enforce on them. Our infrastructure really cant handle at the rate which our population is growing. We need to slow down not increase the growth.
     
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    The only way to attain that opening up of education to the private sector, also running government and government aided institutions in parallel.
     
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    Which is good, and I concur. But having just one child is not answer, it will and it has to be a slow decline, one child policy will create a drastic decline.
     

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