Mullahera, India is starting to even out the imbalanced ratio of the male/female population. In the past, and even in the current day, having girls is not considered an “asset” to the family. Many births are aborted, or even deaths occur when a new child is a baby girl.
Mullahera is changing this: the district put together a program providing compensation of $2,200 for any woman who will keep their baby girl. Hopefully it will become an example for the rest of India and other countries that are struggling with this issue.
For the whole article, check out \”India Tries Cash Incentives to Save Its Girls\” in The Christian Science Monitor.