India’s government has seen a concerning decrease in the female to male ratio, prompting officials to offer financial rewards to families who choose to have girls.
This program offers up to 2 thousand four hundred dollars to parents of single girls and 1 thousand two hundred dollars to families with two girls who adopt family planning measures. Local people, especially those in rural areas where the gender disparity is pronounced, view the initiative as a positive step, as some young men struggle to find brides due to the skewed sex ratio.
A coordinator for a local NGO, praised the announcement, suggesting it will encourage parents to value their daughters equally to their sons. The impact on people’s lives, especially the lives of girls and women, is expected to be profound.