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Family planning can boost India's per capita GDP 13% by 2031: Study

If the existing set of policies are implemented to their fullest, India can see a definitive and sustained improvement in metrics such as reduced infant and maternal deaths, according to the study

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Poonam Muttreja | IndiaSpend
India’s per capita gross domestic product (GDP) can rise an additional 13% by 2031 if family planning policies are actively prioritised, according to a new study.

This can also prevent 2.9 million infant deaths and 1.2 million maternal deaths and save households Rs 77,600 crore (20%) of out-of-pocket health expenditure on childbirth and child hospitalisation, it added.
Currently, family planning gets barely 4% of India’s National Health Mission allocations and this share has been stagnant for several years.
Cost of Inaction in Family Planning in India: An Analysis of Health and Economic

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First Published: Feb 28 2019 | 7:21 AM IST

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