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A south-west Indian state is planning to adopt a new two-child rule.

In a bid to encourage population planning, the Kerala Women’s Code Bill 2011 proposes fathers-to-be of a third child be fined Rs 10,000 (£132) or given three months in prison. The bill was drafted by the Commission on Rights and Welfare of Women and Children, whose report also suggested that women who marry after age 19 and had their first child after 20 receive Rs 5,000 (£66); that couples below the poverty line who marry after 20 and have their first child after the mother is 21 be given the same amount. Also birth control should be made available for free at the time of marriage.

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