ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Integrating Family Welfare and Development Programmes-Some Organisational Considerations

Integrating Family Welfare and Development Programmes Some Organisational Considerations P Padmanabha THE stabilisation of the population was a prime objective of the First Five-Year Plan and the family planning programme has been the most direct public policy measure initiated by the government of India from the early 50s to reduce the rate of population growth. However, the desired results have still to be achieved. It would be uncharitable to say that the family planning programme has not produced any results. Clearly, the programme has provided massive public information on family planning and had an impact on the growth rate. However, as in the case of most of our development performance, much more could have been done. The reasons for not achieving the desired results are many.

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