The Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition government in Assam recently made public a controversial draft population policy. Under the policy, those with more than two children will not be able to get government jobs or avail benefi ts like government housing or contest local body elections.
ET Magazine takes a look at other such restrictions imposed by countries across the world and also incentives offered for people to have more kids.
From 'one child' to 'two children'
To make sure "the fruits of economic growth are not devoured by population growth, China in the late 1970s introduced the 'one child' policy, with those flouting the rule being penalised and even forced into abortions.................Read more
Source: The Economic Times