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  • Sunday, 01 August 2021
New population policy in U.P

New population policy in U.P

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  • U.P. launched the State’s population policy for 2021-2030.

Reason for launching

  • According to UP CM,
  1. Rising population was the root of major problems and prevailing inequality in society
  2. Increasing population can be an obstacle to development.
  3. If there is no gap between the birth of two children, it will naturally affect their nutrition.
  • The new policy aims at decreasing the total fertility rate from 2.7 to 2.1 by 2026 and 1.7 by 2030, increase modern contraceptive prevalence rate from 31.7% to 45% by 2026 and 52% by 2030, increase male methods of contraception use from 10.8% to 15.1% by 2026 and 16.4% by 2030, decrease maternal mortality rate from 197 to 150 to 98, and infant mortality rate from 43 to 32 to 22, and under 5 infant mortality rate from 47 to 35 to 25.
  • Targeting stabilisation, the draft of the policy also said the State would attempt to maintain a balance of population among the various communities.
  • “Awareness and extensive programmes would be held among those communities, cadres and geographical areas that have a higher fertility rate,” the policy read.

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