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India offers cars and TV sets [and blenders] for sterilisation
Telegraph UK ^ | July 1, 2011 | Rahul Bedi in New Delhi

Posted on 07/02/2011 12:36:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Launching the scheme yesterday in Rajasthan's Jhunjunu, 155miles west of New Delhi Sitaram Sharma the desert town's chief medical officer was hopeful that these enticements would tempt at least 30,000 people to undergo sterilisation.

"We are confident that this idea will work well" Mr Sharma said of the three-month long scheme.

The inducements on offer contributed by a local charitable trust include one Nano, the world's cheapest car for the first volunteer, five motorcycles and an equal number of colour televisions and food blenders for disbursal amongst subsequent candidates.

Others would be paid varying cash amounts that would supplement the federal government's Family Welfare scheme which offered Rs1000 (£14.20) to those undergoing vasectomy and Rs200 (2.85 Pounds) to the one who motivated them.

Under a similar incentive scheme launched two years earlier around 150 men had received gun licences in exchange for vasectomies in Central India's bandit-infested Shivpuri region.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: india; moralabsolutes; population; vascetomy
More appropriate than Prime Minister Indira Gandhi's forced sterilizations.
1 posted on 07/02/2011 12:36:10 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
What? No toasters?
2 posted on 07/02/2011 12:38:10 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

You know blenders and sterilization should not be in the same sentence.


3 posted on 07/02/2011 12:40:05 AM PDT by PA Engineer (SP/AW12: Time to beat the swords of government tyranny into the plowshares of freedom.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Great way to take the stupid out of partnering. I wish they would offer a free years supply of marijuana for anyone that chose to be sterilized.


4 posted on 07/02/2011 12:42:12 AM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: PA Engineer

I knew there was some reason that struck me.

LOL


5 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:01 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Absolutely demented!

Keep in mind the people in power that come up with these ideas have huge families. Do as we say not as we do mentality at play.


6 posted on 07/02/2011 12:50:16 AM PDT by Sprite518
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

If they win a cash gift they can purchase that toaster!


7 posted on 07/02/2011 12:51:03 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

"Ster-ril-lize !"

8 posted on 07/02/2011 12:58:37 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Instead of dumb gimmicks like this, India should be trying to become more business friendly and emphasizing women's education. Education and wealth are the key to population control. The birth rates in Western Europe and Japan are under the replacement rate and their populations are declining. The US birth rate is right at the replacement rate, and that's with a heavy illegal immigrant population with high birth rates. And the birth rates for southern Indian states - the wealthier ones where most of India's tech revolution is happening - have also fallen below the replacement rate.

India's population problem seems to be predominantly in it's poor northern states, the ones with most of India's Muslim population.
9 posted on 07/02/2011 1:24:06 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: PA Engineer

I thought the same thing. If someone wished to be sterilized, a blender would do a effective job.


10 posted on 07/02/2011 1:29:25 AM PDT by mkmensinger
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To: Sprite518
Absolutely demented! Keep in mind the people in power that come up with these ideas have huge families. Do as we say not as we do mentality at play.

As long as no one is being forced to participate, I think that it's an excellent method of breaking the vicious circle of poverty. Generally speaking, only those for whom a blender or a cheap vehicle is a major incentive - i.e., those so poor they shouldn't be having children - would be affected.

I'd rather that this wasn't being done by the government, but even in the U.S., it would probably be very cost-effective.

For every, say, $10,000 awarded for volunteering for sterilization, I'd bet that $100,000 in saved prison expenses, welfare expenses, etc. would result.

People who would be unmoved by the enticing short-term prospect of "more money" are probably also those who would make good parents.

Of course, there's always the possibility of it later being abused (i.e., "slippery slope").

But "demented," as you say? Not at all! Pragmatic!

Regards,

11 posted on 07/02/2011 1:52:13 AM PDT by alexander_busek
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I read the title and thought, “Why would anyone need to sterilize a car? Wouldn't a good wash do?”
12 posted on 07/02/2011 2:30:29 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

Ahhh.. very good.


13 posted on 07/02/2011 2:33:56 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: PA Engineer
You know blenders and sterilization should not be in the same sentence.

Sounds...painful.

14 posted on 07/02/2011 4:32:30 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: count-your-change
“Why would anyone need to sterilize a car? Wouldn't a good wash do?”

I can see how a blender might contribute to food-borne disease, if you didn't get it good and clean, but a television?

15 posted on 07/02/2011 4:41:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no satire that is more ridiculous than the reality of our current government.~freedumb2003)
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To: Tax-chick

Lots of rot on t.v. these days so perhaps it too. Some those cable shows would make a person want to hit the sheep dip tank if watched.


16 posted on 07/02/2011 4:56:56 AM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: count-your-change

That’s certainly true here ... I don’t know what basic televisions shows in India are like, although I watch a Bollywood musical on Netflix occasionally.


17 posted on 07/02/2011 5:19:08 AM PDT by Tax-chick (There is no satire that is more ridiculous than the reality of our current government.~freedumb2003)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I am 67 . Give me a new Harley and I will allow them to sterilise me.


18 posted on 07/02/2011 5:49:22 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Sprite518

The people in power can also afford to feed those large families.


19 posted on 07/02/2011 6:26:08 AM PDT by EricT. (Is a country that would re-elect Barrack Hussein Obama really worth saving?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The idea might work here - just offer free tramp stamp tats, hair braiding, medicinal dope and pills, free Oprah cable TV, etc.


20 posted on 07/02/2011 7:06:14 AM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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