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Type Journal Article - Asia - Pacific Population & Policy
Title New survey measures fertility and family planning trends in India
Volume 55
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2000
Page numbers 1-4
URL http://scholarspace.manoa.hawaii.edu/bitstream/handle/10125/3913/p&p055;.pdf?sequence=1
In 1952, India was the first country in the world to introduce a national family planning program. Since then, program objectives and strategies have been revised several times. Most recently, in 1996, India's National Family Welfare Programme was renamed the Reproductive and Child Health Programme and was expanded to meet the broader health needs of women and children. In 2000, the Indian government adapted a new National Population Policy with a medium-term objective of bringing total fertility down to replacement level by 2010.

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