Seems like population control measures have set off in India

India has the second highest population in the world and is the most populous democracy in the world. India with land area of 3.287 million kilometre square, needs to realise that its high time to put in population control measures. Well, being a leftist, i need to accept and applaud for the fact that the modi government{Bharatiya janata party} did realise the need of the hour is population control. The BJP in Uttar pradesh headed by the honourable chief minister, Yogi Adityanath has launched the “Uttar Pradesh population policy 2021-2030”. The Chief minister also claims that this policy was put forward keeping in mind all the sections of the society in mind. The CM claims to have put forward this policy because according to his conscience, rising population is the root of major problems, to which i agree.

Key aspects

The Uttar prades population policy 2021-2030 defeaningly aims to reduce maternal deaths and infant deaths, the policy aims to ;

– Decrease the fertility rate of women in Uttar pradesh from 2.7 to 2.1 by the year 2026 and to 1.7 by the year 2030.

*Fertility Rate – The total fertility rate (TFR), sometimes also called the fertility rate,  of a population is the average number of children that would be born to a woman over her lifetime*

– Increase in modern contraceptive prevalence rate, from the present 31.7 percent to 45 percent by the year 2026 and to 52 percent by the year 2030.

*Modern Contraceptive Prevalence Rate – The percentage of women aged 15–49 years, married or in-union, who are currently using, or whose sexual partner is using, at least one modern method of contraception. Modern methods of contraception include: oral contraceptive pills, implants, injectables, contraceptive patch and vaginal ring, intrauterine device (IDU), female and male condoms, female and male sterilization, vaginal barrier methods (including the diaphragm, cervical cap and spermicidal agents)*

– Increase in male methods of contraception use from the present 10.8 percentafe to 15.1 percent by the year 2026.

*Male of methods of contraception use include use of condoms, getting vasectomy surgery done, etc*

– Decrease the maternal mortality rate from the present 197 to 150 by the year 2026 and to 98 by 2030. The maternal morality rate is calculated per 100000 live births.

*The maternal mortality ratio (MMR) is defined as the number of maternal deaths during a given time period per 100,000 live births during the same time period.*

– Decrease infant mortality rate from the present 43 to 32 by the year 2026 and further to 22 by the year 2030. It is calculated for every 1000 births.

*Infant mortality rate (IMR) is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age*

– Decrease under 5 mortality rate from the present and worrisome 47 to 35 by the year 2026 and further decrease it to 25 by the year 2030

*The probability of a child born in a specific year or period dying before reaching the age of five, if subject to age-specific mortality rates of that period*

Further measures

There has been information that similar bills related to population control will be pushed in the parliament in the forthcoming monsoon session of the parliament.

BJP MPs like Rakesh Sinha and Anil Aggarwal are among those who have put in notice to table Bills related to population control.One of them could be taken up in the Rajya Sabha on August 6, say sources.