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When

1952

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What is it

A family planning programme

3

Included

Contraception and social changes

4

Government at the time

Social/communist

5

Decreased birth rate

Most dramatic in India

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Population

32 million
3.2% of entire Indian population
819 people per km2

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Growth rate

India's lowest

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GDP

Low compared to other richer countries

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Policy included (9)

1. Improving education standards for children and adult literacy
2. Educating people on the benefits of smaller families
3. Reducing IMR
4. Improving health w/ vaccination programmes
5. Providing free contraception and advice
6. Encouraging higher marriage age
7. Allowing maternity leave for only first two kids
8. Providing retirement benefits for parents of fewer children
9. Following a land reform programme

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Education policy since

1960s

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University

More girls go than boys

12

To improve literacy

Most villages have free libraries

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Land distribution

Redistributed so that no one was landless and no families had over 8ha

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