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Population planning in India: national and foreign priorities.

Authors
  • Banerji, D
Type
Published Article
Journal
International journal of health services : planning, administration, evaluation
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1973
Volume
3
Issue
4
Pages
773–777
Identifiers
PMID: 4788257
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Dr. Banerji believes that the reason for India's heavy dependence on foreign experts in formulating its population policy is the fact that domestic leaders are unfamiliar with the masses and with social problems, have yielded to outside pressures, and lack competence in technical skills. Birth control has been equated with family planning and therefore the intended results have not been accomplished. Social and economic development must go hand in hand with family planning and the former has to be achieved before the latter can be hoped to produce a drop in the birth rates. The responsibility for population control should be shared widely by all the departments concerned with social and economic development.

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