Yogi Adityanath unveils new population policy

Lucknow, Jul 11: On World Population Day, UP CM Yogi Adityanath unveiled the new population policy for 2021-2030 on Sunday. He said that the state government targets to bring the population growth to 2.1 per thousand by 2026.
The state’s total fertility rate is 2.7 percent currently.
While unveiling the policy at the inauguration event, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that there should be a gap between two children in order to control the population in the state.
The unveiling of the policy comes days after a draft of the population control bill was put up on the state law commission website. He further said that an increasing population was a ‘hurdle in development’ and that more efforts are needed to control it. “Across the world, from time to time, concerns have been expressed that increasing population can be a hurdle in development, and for the past four decades discussions on it are going on. Population growth is also related to poverty. Every community has been taken care of in Population Policy 2021-2030,” Adityanath said.
“The countries and states which have made efforts in this direction have seen positive results. However, more efforts are needed in this regard,” he said, adding that the UP government was implementing this policy, keeping in mind all sections of society.

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