Also, couples with one child will be asked to have a gap of three years after the birth of their first child, he added.
Under the scheme, ASHA would be paid Rs. 500 for ensuring spacing of two years after marriage, Rs. 500 for a gap of three years after the birth of the first child and Rs. 1,000 if the couple opts for a permanent birth control method after two children.
“ASHAs would also counsel eligible couples, who have up to two children, to opt for permanent limiting methods. It would reduce the conception rate and lower the risk of infant and maternal deaths,” he added.