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  • 1953

    The Government of India establishes a programmes & Research Committee to draw up practical measures for promoting family planning and includes the FPA India President as a member.

    It also sets up a Population and Social Development Committee.

    This marks the first official link between Government and the voluntary sector. Since then, the FPA India President has represented the Association on the major population/family welfare policy –making bodies of Government including the Swaminathan Committee which drafted the recent national population policy in 1994.

    Pilot projects are taken up outside Bombay-in Badlapur and Ulhasnagar-to study the problems of rural areas and provide outreach clinical services.

    When FPA India established its clinics in Bombay, the State Government was not in favour of family planning. However, later, the policy was reversed and by November 1957, the State Government had undertaken an extensive family planning programme.

    FPA India’s public education campaign continues. Seeing the urgent need for training doctors in contraceptive techniques, it organizes training courses for doctors and paramedics at its clinic, with the help of a small grant from the Brush Foundation of USA, through a touring doctor-tem to different parts of the country.

    A newsletter, Planned Parenthood Bulletin (July 1953) and research –based journal. The Journal of Family Welfare (1954), are launched. Both periodicals enjoy a wide readership even today. In 1992, the Journal wins the Global Medical Award instituted by the Population Institute, Washington D.C., in the category of “Best Population Journal”.

  • FPA India is made a member of the Central Family Planning Board, which was later called Family Planning Council.