UP CM unveils new population policy
Uttar Pradesh, Jul 11 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled the new population policy, saying increasing population is the root of major problems, including inequality prevailing in the society. “Population control is the primary condition for the establishment of an advanced society. Let us, on this ‘World Population Day’, take a pledge to make ourselves and the society aware of the problems arising from the increasing population,” Adityanath tweeted. The chief minister’s statement comes just hours ahead of the launch of the new population policy 2021-2030 via which, efforts will be made to increase the accessibility of contraceptive measures issued under the Family Planning Programme and provide a proper system for safe abortions.
The draft law has been prepared by the Uttar Pradesh Health Department based on the findings of the National Family Health Survey-4. One of the key points in the new policy is also to make comprehensive arrangements for the care of the elderly, apart from better management of education, health, and nutrition of adolescents between 11 and 19 years.
The draft law lists out a list of incentives and disincentives for the promotion of the two-child norm in the state.