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Saturday, February 12, 2011

1974 ,10 paise -Planned Families, Food For All (Commemorative Coin)

In 1974 a commemorative 10 paisa  aluminium coin was issued which conveyed the message of Planned Families, Food For All.In the early 1970s, Indira Gandhi, Prime Minister of India, had  laid emphasis  on the family planning  programme to control  the rising population of India.She had the view that the growing population is one of the main reason for the growing shortage of food in India.Green Revolution programme was started after 1965 to increase the food production needed to make India self-sufficient in food grains but still there was no food for all .Between 1961 and 1971, the country's population increased by 24.8 percent this was an alarming signal for Indira Gandhi and so the Indian Government started a family planning  programme to control  the rising population of India.So that there is food for all.
On one side of the coin there is an inverted triangle An inverted Red Triangle is the symbol for family planning health and contraception services in India.Within the triangle there is a family comprising of a husband,wife ,a son and a daughter.Which was very rare in those days and below the triangle corn sheafs are placed and it is written "PLANNED FAMILIES : FOOD FOR ALL"  written in hindi as well as in english.It is the normal size scalloped 10 paisa coin with the value and denomination written on one side

1 comment:

  1. Hi what is the value of UNC set of coins issued by rbi 1974.