India’s Family Planning Programme: A Muddle Extraordinary

  • Arup Maharatna


‘Family planning’ in the sense of an individual couple’s conscious thought and actions regarding regulation of family size and reproductive behaviour has perhaps always existed in the history of human civilisation. But ‘family planning programme’ (hereafter FPP for short) as a state-level initiative and policy intervention towards lowering a country’s overall birth rate is relatively new, and it is indeed a post-World War phenomenon restricted mainly to the developing world.


Family Planning Fertility Decline Family Planning Programme Fertility Transition Population Policy 
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© Springer India 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Population Research CentreGokhale Institute of Politics and EconomicsPuneIndia

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