UP CM Yogi Adityanath unveils its new demographic policy for 2021-2030
The government of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday released the new population policy for 2021-2030 on World Population Day. In the new population policy, a target has been set to increase the birth rate to 2.1 per thousand by 2026 and to 1.9 by 2030.
The state’s total fertility rate is currently 2.7 percent.
When the policy was unveiled at the inauguration, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said there should be a gap between two children in order to control the state’s population.
The unveiling of the policy comes days after a draft population control bill was posted on the state’s law commission website.
He added that a growing population was an “obstacle to development” and that more efforts were needed to control it.
“Around the world, from time to time, concerns have been expressed that increasing population may be an obstacle to development, and for four decades discussions about this have been underway. Population growth is also linked to poverty. Every community has been taken. in population policy 2021-2030, ”said Adityanath.
“Countries and states that have made efforts in this direction have seen positive results. However, further efforts are needed in this regard,” he said, adding that the UP government was implementing this policy, keeping in mind all strata of society.
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Draft new demographic policy
A population control bill was released in the public domain on Saturday. Through the proposed policy, efforts will be made to increase the accessibility of contraceptive measures published under the family planning program and to provide an appropriate system for safe abortion.
He also promotes a two-child policy, the violation of which would mean that people would be barred from running for office in local bodies, applying for government jobs or receiving a government grant.
Comprehensive arrangements will be made for the care of the elderly, in addition to better management of education, health and nutrition for adolescents aged 11 to 19.
“Health clubs” in schools will be formed in addition to instructions which will also be given to arrange for digital monitoring of newborns, adolescents and the elderly.
(With PTI inputs)
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