From the Telegraph:
Health officials in India are offering attractive incentives including a car, motorcycles and television sets to men and women who volunteer for sterilisation in a bid to control the country’s surging population.
Launching the scheme yesterday in Rajasthan’s Jhunjunu, 155miles west of New Delhi Sitaram Sharma the desert town’s chief medical officer was hopeful that these enticements would tempt at least 30,000 people to undergo sterilisation.
“We are confident that this idea will work well” Mr Sharma said of the three-month long scheme.
I’m old enough to remember when banks used to offer toasters for opening a savings account.