People's Participation in Family Planning

People's Participation in Family Planning

By V A Pai Panandiker and Ajay K Mhera

As part of the CPR’s larger interest in population policy, this study seeks to examine the role participation can play in family planning and the manner in which such participation can be built in the official and non-official programme with a view to bringing down the national fertility rate.

The book presents case studies of two models of participatory population control programme. It aims to give concrete shape to the theoretical and policy concerns through an examination of the nature and extent of citizen’s participation in family planning. The study is intended to develop specific policy options regarding the ways and methods of involving people with a view to bring down fertility rates on the basis of different kinds of experience in the country.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. V.A. Pai Panandiker was Founding Director, Centre for Policy Research, New Delhi. He served for several years in the Government of India, in the Planning Commission, the Administrative Reforms Commission and the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. He was chairman of the Population Policy Group of the Planning Commission 1978-80 and chairman of the Study Team of the Expenditure Commission on the Ministry of Industry. He is also a Director of the State Bank of India, a Member, Governing Board of the National Institute of Rural Development, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, and several other bodies.

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