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According to a 2011 census, India has a population of 1,210,193,422 people. That's 17.47 percent of the world's population living on just 2.3 percent of the planet. The only place more crowded is a new In-N-Out at lunch time. Health officials in India are looking for novel ways to drum up interest in sterilization clinics, and one in particular has resorted to prize giveaways. The top draw? A new Tata Nano.

According to The Times of India, Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan is offering a variety of prizes for men who come into their clinic and put the clamps on their own private ball state swim team. Besides the Nano, prizes include motorcycles, TVs and kitchen stand mixers.

[Source: The Times of India | Images: Photos copyright 2011 Rex Roy / AOL]


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      Bill Fracalossi
      • 4 Years Ago
      Get caught driving that in the US, and you wouldnt have to worry about procreation!
      Larz Larzen
      • 4 Years Ago
      The fries are good, but did they iron their burgers?
      bscmth
      • 4 Years Ago
      You know many believe that the earth and the environment would be much better without humans. If you are a ardent supporter of the environment, you have to look to the reduction of human population and possibly life on earth without humans. It's certainly the extreme and it doesn't make for very good campaign slogans.
        skierpage
        • 4 Years Ago
        @bscmth
        "you have to look to the reduction of human population and possibly life on earth without humans" You overreach. People aren't going anywhere, we're smart, resourceful, adaptable, and there are billions of us. Some fantasize about a world without people, but they fantasize about all kinds of things, so what? Show me any serious organization campaigning for "life on earth without humans". Meanwhile * "Every child a wanted child" * "A smaller population means more resources for everyone." etc. It's a plain fact that every environmental problem would be eased if there weren't so many people.
      Nick
      • 4 Years Ago
      They should charge people for having children, THEN it would make a difference.
      markkiernan
      • 4 Years Ago
      Education is the only way, that and the empowerment of women.
        Cesare
        • 4 Years Ago
        @markkiernan
        Yes, but this is inevitable. I knew there would be state sponsored population control at some point. I was off by a dozen years or so as to when it would be implemented.
          skierpage
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Cesare
          You don't know about India's mass sterilization campaign in 1976? The government goals led to coercive campaigns by local governments that tarnished the image of sterilization. Even now "sterilization" sounds evil, yet millions of women are desperate to avoid having more children. The silence on population growth is deafening. Every country on earth signed the Cairo declaration on population, with its vague statements " We support the strategy of fully integrating population issues into all development planning policies and programmes. ... to remove all remaining barriers in our countries that inhibit access to family planning services, information and education, as well as to help support the provision of reproductive health and family planning services as widely as possible." When I hear about the latest humanitarian disasters to befall Haiti (8M -> 10M in 15 years), Somalia (6M -> 9.5M in 15 years), etc. I am largely unmoved. You need fewer people competing for and degrading your limited natural resources, you idiots!
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 4 Years Ago
          @Cesare
          China's had it for a while now. We've had it for a while now ( planned parenthood ) but our version is very soft. As bad as the implications are, it's actually quite necessary. You can try to fix the symptoms we're seeing but the real problem is... too many people!
      2 Wheeled Menace
      • 4 Years Ago
      And when the car catches fire with you in it... they've finished the job. LOL
        bscmth
        • 4 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Too funny!
        sirvixisvexed
        • 4 Years Ago
        @2 Wheeled Menace
        Wouldn't it then be much more effective to give the nanos to new families and make laws that the vehicles must be full of occupants whenever on the road? Forget the sterilization.
          2 Wheeled Menace
          • 4 Years Ago
          @sirvixisvexed
          Don't give them ideas man.. :)
          Nick
          • 4 Years Ago
          @sirvixisvexed
          Some couples would then have kids on purpose, to get a car. People there are extremely different from us westerners. It's like an entirely different world.
          markkiernan
          • 4 Years Ago
          @sirvixisvexed
          You can fit 12 people into a smart!!!
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