National Commission on Labour (1967)||
11.31 In view of the increase in labour force from year to year, the CLW has stressed the importance of the family planning programme and of the problem involved in reaching this section of the population effectively. Notable work in this field has been done in some plantations in the Assam Valley. Even so, the CLW has felt that there is need for intensifying the efforts under the programme. While many employers are voluntarily providing additional incentives to their employees, there is need for other employers also to follow this example. The schemes of the Central and State Governments should be suitably adjusted and financial assistance thereunder should be made available to hospitals run by the employers. Employers' and workers' organisations should be eligible to receive direct assistance from the Government for this work in the same manner as other voluntary organisations. Workers' organisations can do useful work in educating the workers about the various methods of family planning, by means of low-cost periodicals. Government should provide mobile service to cover remote industrial areas, such as mines and plantations, which are not covered by the existing programmes.