Why a shrinking population is terrible for a modern economy

Source: Livemint Relevance: This article explains the challenges associated with a shrinking population. Synopsis: A shrinking population is a bigger worry than a heavy welfare burden Introduction: The US population was shrinking. From the fertility rate of 3.2 in 1956, the fertility rate reached 1.6 in 2020. But the shrinking population has many challenges associated with it.… Continue reading Why a shrinking population is terrible for a modern economy

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

Uttar Pradesh’s draft population bill has an ableism problem

Source: The Indian Express Relevance: Population control measures have to be rational and focus on the welfare-based approach Synopsis:  Apart from UP’s population policy’s coercive approach to population control, it plays into the widely prevalent notion of the disabled as a burden. Introduction: A new draft Bill prepared by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Law Commission seeks to… Continue reading Uttar Pradesh’s draft population bill has an ableism problem

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

Accepting radical otherness

Source: The Hindu Relevance: Religious tolerance is essential to preserve and protect Indian diversity. Synopsis: The U.S.-based Pew Research Center’s survey has thrown up an interesting finding on religious tolerance in India. Introduction: Pew Research Center has recently released the results of the survey titled ‘Religion in India: Tolerance and Segregation’. The survey takes a closer… Continue reading Accepting radical otherness

Why UP’s proposed population control bill is bad as policy and politics

Source: The Hindu Relevance: UP’s Population control policies have to be rational and focus on the welfare-based approach Synopsis: UP’s population control measures should tackle the socio-economic issues in the UP rather than seeking a stringent approach towards population control. Introduction: A new draft Bill prepared by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Law Commission seeks to control the population by introducing… Continue reading Why UP’s proposed population control bill is bad as policy and politics

Conjugal rights before Supreme Court

Source: Indian Express  Relevance – Laws related to marriage are very important to save individual’s from exploitation. All obsolete laws must be reconsidered. Synopsis: A petition has been filed in the Supreme Court (SC) challenging a provision in the Hindu personal law related to the restitution of conjugal rights.  As per the petition, a grave… Continue reading Conjugal rights before Supreme Court

Sudden interest in ‘population control’ in Assam and UP points to political bad faith

Source: The Hindu and The Indian Express Relevance: Population control measures have to be rational and focus on welfare-based approach Synopsis:  States should tackle the socio-economic issues confronting India’s largely youthful demography rather than seeking a stringent approach towards population control. Introduction: A new draft Bill prepared by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) Law Commission seeks to control the population… Continue reading Sudden interest in ‘population control’ in Assam and UP points to political bad faith

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