The Union Cabinet has approved the Surrogacy (Regulation) Bill 2020 allowing a ” willing” woman to be a surrogate mother. This bill would benefit infertile Indian couples, widows and divorced women too.
The Cabinet has incorporated the recommendations of a Rajya Sabha Select Committee. The aim of the bill is to ban commercial surrogacy. The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Smriti Irani however said that only Indian couples could opt for surrogacy. There are plans to establish a National Surrogacy Board as well as State Surrogacy Boards in the States and Union Territories.