India: regional government pays people to be sterilized
August 23, 2011
In the northwestern Indian state of Rajasthan, the ministry of health in the Jhunjhunu district has set a goal of sterilizing 1% of the population and is paying people to be sterilized. Men who agree to undergo sterilization receive 1,100 rupees ($24), while women receive 600 rupees ($16). Those who are sterilized also have a chance to win a new car.
“Technically, paying people to undergo the operations is illegal,” The Independent explains. “But the Ministry of Health has established a scheme that pays those who have the procedure for ‘loss of earnings.’”
- Sterilisation in India (MercatorNet)
- Your chance to win a car! (all you need to do is get sterilised) (The Independent)