Friday, January 12, 2007

Cash Reward for having 17 children

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In India where population is increasing at the phenomenal pace, Government is trying all means to control this population explosion. But what, if in one state of India, women are being encouraged to have more children & also rewarding them for that. Yes it has happened in Meghalaya State of India. A woman over here 'Amelia Sohtun' was rewarded for having 17 children. Amelia Sohtun has been given a cash reward of Indian Rupees 16,000 (US $ 360).

Another women Dorothia Kharbani and Philomena Sohlangpiaw also have been rewarded for producing 15 children each. Dorothia Kharbani (58) and Philomena Sohlangpiaw (45) were given Indian Rupees 15,000 (US $ 337) each. Here a tribe council - The Khasi Hills Autonomous District Council (KHADC) is encouraging the mothers to bear more babies with cash rewards for doubling its population. Read more.............Cash boost for tribal families

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