Undergoing sterilisation in Rajasthan’s Jhunjhunu district can now win you a Nano, motorcycles, television sets or a mixie. A new health department scheme to promote sterilisation offers those who undergo sterilisation a chance to enter a lucky draw and win one of several prizes — with a Tata Nano as the top prize.
The scheme was launched on Friday. Jhunjhunu chief medical officer Sitaram Sharma said: “This scheme is only to promote sterilisation in the district and we believe this incentive would help. Though this district has one of the least population growth rates in the state, an incentive could only help improve the situation.”
Jhunjhunu’s population has grown by 11.8 per cent in the last 10 years and on an average, Sharma said, close to 10,000 men and women undergo sterilisation in the district every year. The Centre’s incentives for sterilisation include Rs 1,100 for men and Rs 600 for women.
1100 Rs AND a chance to get a Tata Nano.. sounds too good to be true.