No need for a drastic population policy

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Population control measures have to be rational and focus on the welfare-based approach Synopsis:  Data from Assam and Uttar Pradesh show that fertility rates have been reducing over time. Introduction The Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill of 2021 promotes a two-child policy. A similar law has also been proposed… Continue reading No need for a drastic population policy

Population populism: UP draft population bill fails tests of necessity, intrusiveness

Source: Down To Earth (Article 1, Article 2) Relevance: It is a critical analysis of the UP’s new proposed population policy. Synopsis: UP’s new population policy and draft law try to use punishment as a tool to control fertility levels. However, evidence shows that focusing on the education and empowerment of women can yield better results.… Continue reading Population populism: UP draft population bill fails tests of necessity, intrusiveness

Population control measures in India – Explained, pointwise

Introduction Presently, India’s population stands at nearly 134 crore. According to the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs estimates, India’s population will reach 1.5 billion by 2030. Further, the population will hit 1.64 billion in 2050. This would make India become the largest populous country, overtaking China. To prevent that India introduced population control measures.… Continue reading Population control measures in India – Explained, pointwise

NITI Aayog to draft roadmap for achieving population stabilisation

News: NITI Aayog, in partnership with Population Foundation of India (PFI), is organizing a National Consultation titled “Realizing the vision of population stabilization: leaving no one behind”. Facts: Different Approaches toFamily Planning in India: The Clinic Approach: In the First Five- Year, the natural method of family planning (the Rhythm Method) was propagated. It was… Continue reading NITI Aayog to draft roadmap for achieving population stabilisation