The Government of India issued an order dated 13 Feb 2013 that state governments should start paying the compensation directly to women. The states may ask for the compensation funds in their state PIPs.
What was most interesting is the 3rd Page of the GO which proposes how much money each state can ask for, and lists the amounts that have already been paid as compensation. Ironically it appears that Uttar Pradesh has paid out in the last 3 years an amount of Rs 4,02,29,983 as compensation (above 4 crores!) while Rajasthan has paid out Rs 5 crores and MP has paid out 3.6 crores.
Source: Jharkhand Rural Health Mission, Reprohealth Listserv
News on Family Planning
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