Population control is the need of the hour: Yogi Adityanath


Posted on 11 July 2021


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On World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath released the state's population strategy, stating that "population control is the need of the hour" and that "the government wants to bring down the birth rate to 2.1 by 2026." He stated that the state government is attempting to achieve this demographic programme while considering "various sections of society." "Population policy is not only concerned with population stabilisation but also to bring the path of happiness and prosperity in the life of every citizen to his doorstep," Yogi Adityanath stated. The population issue is developing as a key political flashpoint ahead of next year's assembly elections, with a draft bill seeking public feedback. People with more than two children will be forbidden from running for local government office, seeking for government positions, or getting any type of assistance, according to the draft bill. It also prevents government personnel from advancing in their careers. Incentives are also included in the law. "Public servants who adopt the two-child norm will get two additional increments during the entire service, maternity or as the case may be, paternity leave of 12 months, with full salary and allowances and three per cent increase in the employer's contribution fund under the National Pension Scheme," the bill states.


Key Points


  • On World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath released the state's population strategy, stating that "population control is the need of the hour" and that "the government wants to bring down the birth rate to 2.1 by 2026."

  • Incentives are also included in the law. 


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