Surrogacy in India

Surrogacy bill gets the Cabinet nod

  1. Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill, 2016 aims at regulating commissioning of surrogacy in the country in a proper manner
  2. 2009 Law Commission: Recommended prohibiting commercial surrogacy and allowing ethical altruistic surrogacy to the needy Indian citizens by enacting a suitable legislation
  3. The artificial reproduction treatment industry is valued at Rs. 25,000 crore
  4. The Bill aims to prevent exploitation of women, especially those in rural and tribal areas
  5. Promises to ensure parentage of children born out of surrogacy is legal and transparent
  6. Will apply to the whole of India, except Jammu and Kashmir
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