The Central government is seeking inter-ministerial consultations to increase and stabilise the declining population of Parsis, lest they become extinct in India. The minority affairs ministry has submitted a concept paper to the Planning Commission for its approval and also asked the Commission to begin consultations with other concerned ministries of health and finance to finalise the plan.The minority affairs minister Salman Khurshid, who tried in the past to help Parsis with Rs1 crore from the exchequer, said the new plan envisages setting up of counselling centres and fertility clinics as the community has the lowest child birth record. http://www.dnaindia.com/
Their numbers dwindling, govt offers Parsis help Aditi Tandon/TNSNew Delhi, May 30 Parsis, facing demographic peril, have found a close friend in the Congress-led UPA Government which is keen on helping the community improve its overall fertility rates which have been plummeting.
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