‘More women than men’ an overestimate, say experts; demand further evidence

News: The latest National Family Health Survey (NFHS) data shows that there are 1,020 women for every 1,000 men in India. But experts question the validity of data. Must read: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise What are the expert’s opinions? Firstly, the International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), an autonomous organisation of the… Continue reading ‘More women than men’ an overestimate, say experts; demand further evidence

Should the state stop focusing on population control?

News: Recent NFHS-5 data revealed that India’s Total Fertility Rate has declined to 2 from 2.2 of NFHS-4. Read here: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise What factors have helped India bring down the Total Fertility Rate? Women and their aspirations to plan and manage families have helped reduce the TFR. NFHS-4 pointed that women,… Continue reading Should the state stop focusing on population control?

The story of India’s falling fertility rate, in five charts

What is the news? According to the latest round of the National Family Health Survey (NFHS 2019-21), India’s Total Fertility Rates (TFR) has reached 2.0 at the national level. Achievement of TFR is a significant feat for the country’s family-planning programme. Must read: NFHS-5 and its findings – Explained, pointwise About the data on NFHS-5 on population Urban-Rural Gap:… Continue reading The story of India’s falling fertility rate, in five charts

Population growth rates have shrunk more for minorities: Pew report

What is the News? Pew Research has released its key findings about the religious composition of India. What are the Key Findings? India’s overall population more than tripled between 1951 and 2011, though growth rates have slowed since the 1990s: The total number of Indians grew to 1.2 billion in the 2011 census from 361… Continue reading Population growth rates have shrunk more for minorities: Pew report