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Muhammad Yunus quote –

“I believe there is a strong element of fear mongering in population policies promoted by international development agencies. We in the Third World often blindly echo these vies, raising even more fear at home. Since Bangladesh became an independent country, our population has almost doubled. But we are certainly not twice as poor. Indeed, we are better off today than we were twenty-seven years ago. We have fewer food shortages and though we feed twice the population we are far more self-sufficient in food grains.

My suspicion is that government and international agencies choose to scare people into action to distract attention from their own ineptitude. Rather than limiting population growth, they should concentrate on improving the economic status of the people in general and the people at the bottom half in particular.”