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‘Development Is A Contraceptive’

India’s foremost demographer explains how India ended up with the world’s largest population despite 60 years of family planning.

‘Development Is A Contraceptive’
‘Development Is A Contraceptive’
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India’s foremost demographer, Ashish Bose, explains how India ended up with the world’s largest population despite 60 years of family planning. Excerpts of an interview with Sheela Reddy: 

You have been involved with population issues from the start—why do you think we have failed so abysmally?

Family planning as a state-sponsored programme began in India as early as 1951 in the very first five-year plan. But in those days, nobody took the subject seriously, they didn’t even know what demographer meant—until Sanjay Gandhi came and did the wrong things.

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