GNLU Gandhinagar to host National Conference on Surrogacy

Bar & Bench August 9 2011

The Gujarat National Law University (GNLU) Centre for Private International Law, Gandhinagar, is organizing a National Conference on Surrogacy on September 17, 2011.


Surrogacy is a contemporary practice, especially in a developing country like India. This ‘Rent-a-womb’ industry in India is estimated to be around $445 million (approximately Rs. 2000 crore). The Conference is aptly timed because the Assisted Reproductive Technology Bill, 2010 has been proposed in the Parliament to legalize commercial surrogacy and if passed, India would possibly be the only country in the world to have legalized commercial surrogacy. What has led the Parliamentarians to . . .

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