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10:13 UK time, Monday, 13 July 2009

"If there is electricity in every village, then people will watch TV till late at night and then fall asleep. They won't get a chance to produce children" - India's health and family welfare minister on latest plans for population control

The Indian government has called for a re-doubling of efforts to bring electricity to all its rural population, believing that, among other benefits, it will help slow population growth. "When there is no electricity there is nothing else to do but produce babies," said Ghulam Nabi Azad, the health and family welfare minister.
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