The ceremonial legislature on Friday amended the Population and Family Planning Law as part of a decades-long effort by the ruling Communist Party to dictate the size of families in keeping with political directives.
The share of the white population fell from 63.7 per cent in 2010 to 57.8 per cent in 2020, the lowest on record, driven by falling birthrates among white women compared with Hispanic and Asian women.
According to the 2011 Census, Muslims comprise 34.22 per cent of Assam's total population of 3.12 crore and they are in majority in several districts.
The balance of nature is continuously deteriorating due to the increasing population, says the Minister.
Blaming northeast militant groups for the drug trade, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said drugs have been coming from Myanmar but the trade did not enjoy any official blessing.
BJP leader Yudhvir Sethi said that the imposition of a population control policy in Jammu and Kashmir similar to Uttar Pradesh will make it a better place to live.
Assam and Uttar Pradesh have joined the long list of dismal states that advocate a stringent two-child norm in population policy.
Though the Yogi government claims that the Population Control Bill is not polarising, opposition leaders have questioned its timing.
‘Things come under control once we take steps to educate the girl child,’ Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said in an apparent disapproval of the UP government’s draft population bill
Population Foundation of India's Poonam Muttreja says that India's population policies should focus on rights and dignity, rather than coercion,
Where will we get manpower in case of war if people are not allowed to procreate, asks SP MP
The Uttar Pradesh chief minister said increasing population was a 'hurdle in development' and that more efforts are needed to control it.
On World Population Day 2021, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic that has cost nearly 400,000 lives in the country, it is more important than ever to prioritize safeguarding the health of our population.
World Population Day: India’s absolute size population will continue to increase at least until 2050 despite its near replacement level of fertility in 2020.
A survey conducted by WHO in 105 countries to assess the impact of Covid-19 on essential services, estimated that family planning services were disrupted in 68% of the countries.
The draft bill has provisions to deny the benefits of government schemes and perks to people who have more than two children
The Kerala State Livestock Development Board decided to adopt its pair of bulls for semen collection, giving a chance to bring back older breeds, whose genetic stock was not easily available
The meeting was unanimous in its view that population explosion was a major concern and posed a threat to the development of the state.
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