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The ethical implications of the targeted population programme proposed by the UPA

Abhijit Das

DOI: 10.20529/IJME.2005.005


The Common Minimum Programme lays out the agenda for governance of the present United Progressive Alliance government. This document has been hailed for being a radical departure from the earlier government’s neo-liberal approach because it outlines a host of equity-oriented measures for social development. However, the section on women and children contains a single sentence alluding to targeted population control. Women’s empowerment activists have protested against this.

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