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    $2000 For Having A Baby Girl

    From money.cnn.com

    <i>An Indian state government has offered to pay 100,000 rupees ($2,300) cash to families who have just one daughter in a bid to counteract traditional preferences for sons and balance the sex ratio.

    The cash incentive will be paid to the daughters when they reach 20 years of age, provided their parents have had only one child and have undertaken birth control operations, officials said on Thursday.

    The southern state of Andhra Pradesh has a sex ratio of 943 females to 1,000 males. Sex determination tests and female feticide are common in small towns and rural areas of the largely farming state...</i> <A HREF="http://money.cnn.com/2005/03/10/news/funny/sex_ratio.reut/index.htm">Entire Story Here</A>
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