News Arena

Join us

Home
/

what-is-india-doing-to-control-its-population

Nation

What is India doing to control its population

The current population of India is 1,442,017,450 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: July 10, 2024, 09:05 PM - 6 mins read

World Population Day: What is India doing to control its population

What is India doing to control its population

Representational Image


The world's population has seen significant growth in recent centuries, with the expectation that reaching 1 billion people would take hundreds of thousands of years. However, within just 200 years, the population expanded to seven times that size.

 

By 2011, the global population had reached 7 billion, and UN projections suggest that it will increase to about 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion by 2050, and 10.9 billion by 2100.

The current population of India is 1,442,017,450 as of Wednesday, July 10, 2024, based on Worldometer elaboration of the latest United Nations data.

 

Mainly due to increased life expectancy, changes in fertility rates, urbanisation, and migration, these factors are likely to have far-reaching implications for future generations, affecting economic development, employment, income distribution, poverty, and social welfare.

 

India's population has surpassed that of China's, making it the world's most populous country, as reported by the UNFPA's State of the World Population Report in 2023. This shift occurred due to 11.1 million deaths and 9 million births in China, marking the second consecutive year of population decline.

 

The UNFPA report suggests that if India's population continues to grow at its current rate of just under one per cent per year, it will double in the next 75 years. Experts predict that India's large population is a result of "population momentum" from previous decades and anticipate that the country's population will likely start to decrease around 2050.

 

This pattern is also expected to be seen in the global population, which currently stands slightly above 8 billion. However, it is projected that both India's and the world's populations will stabilise well before then.

 

Addressing population growth amid declining fertility rates

 

In 2022, a minister in the northeast Indian state of Nagaland called on Indians to contribute to a sustainable future by refusing to have children and joining his self-declared “singles movement.” “Let us be sensible towards the issues of population growth,”  Temjen Imna Along tweeted, “or #StaySingle like me.” Meanwhile, growing numbers of Indian millennials are deciding against having children for environmental reasons. 

 

In Indian culture, the concept of deliberately choosing not to have children is still difficult for most individuals to comprehend. However, it represents an increasing awareness among Indians regarding the challenges associated with their country's status as the world's most populous nation.

 

In 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that a large population obstructed India’s development. “We have to think about whether we can do justice to the aspirations of our children,” he said. “There is a need for greater discussion and awareness on population explosion.”

 

Multiple Indian states, such as Uttar Pradesh and Assam, are evaluating the implementation of a contentious two-child policy and offering incentives for sterilization in order to regulate population growth.

 

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman expressed concern that increasing population growth and demographic shifts are challenging the 'Viksit Bharat' (Developed India) goal. 

 

During the interim budget session in February 2024, she announced the establishment of a high-powered committee to thoroughly examine these challenges and provide recommendations.

 

In her interim budget speech, Sitharaman suggested forming a high-power committee to extensively address the issues related to rapid population growth and demographic changes.

 

In 2022, Rakesh Sinha, a BJP MP, presented the Population Regulation Bill in the Rajya Sabha. The bill was later withdrawn following intervention from Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

 

Sinha aimed to implement a two-child policy with penalties for non-compliance.

 

India's fertility rate has significantly decreased in recent years, dropping from 5.7 births per woman in 1950 to two births per woman today, although the decline has been slow.

 

Based on data from India's decennial census and the National Family Health Survey (NFHS), the Pew Research Centre indicates that fertility rates for all religious groups in India have decreased considerably.

 

Consequently, the religious composition of the population has seen only minimal changes since 1951.

 

Official data shows that fertility rates have decreased across all religious groups.

 

The decrease in birth rates has been more rapid in southern India compared to the more densely populated north.

 

Measures taken by the government

 

While the country is still short of an official policy to address its population explosion and a consequential burden on the country's resources, several measures have been taken by the government to educate the masses about population control and increase the use of contraceptives.

 

Expanded Contraceptive Choices: The assortment of current contraceptives, such as condoms, combined oral contraceptive pills, emergency contraceptive pills, intrauterine contraceptive devices (IUCD), and sterilisation, will be broadened to encompass new contraceptives, including Injectable contraceptive MPA (Antara Programme) and Centchroman (Chhaya).

 

Mission Parivar Vikas is being implemented in thirteen states to increase access to contraceptives and family planning services substantially.

 

Compensation scheme for sterilisation acceptors, which provides compensation for loss of wages to the beneficiaries for sterilisation.

 

Beneficiaries are given contraceptive methods after pregnancy, such as Postpartum Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (PPIUCD), Post-Abortion Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices (PAIUCD), and Postpartum Sterilization (PPS).

 

'World Population Day & Fortnight' and 'Vasectomy Fortnight' are annually observed to increase awareness about Family Planning and service delivery in all States/Union Territories.

 

ASHAs deliver contraceptives to the homes of beneficiaries under the Home Delivery of Contraceptives Scheme.

 

The Family Planning Logistics Management Information System (FP-LMIS) is established to ensure the availability of family planning supplies at all levels of health facilities.



Related News
Prashant Kishor Claims Jan Suraaj Gaining Muslim Support.

Jan Suraaj aims to unite Bihar's Muslims & Hindus, says PK

July 15, 2024, 05:22 AM - 3 mins read

Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Engages with Prime Minister Modi.

Hemant Soren meets PM Modi to discuss Jharkhand issues

July 15, 2024, 04:59 AM - 3 mins read

NTA Seeks Transfer Of NEET Cases To Supreme Court.

SC to review NTA petitions on NEET exam

July 15, 2024, 04:43 AM - 3 mins read

Sharad Pawar To Mediate OBC Maratha Tensions In Maharashtra.

Sharad Pawar to discuss caste row with Maharashtra CM

July 15, 2024, 04:14 AM - 4 mins read

PM Modi Highlights Gujarat's CM Bhupendra Patel’s Efforts for Gujarat’s Growth on His Birthday.

PM Modi sends birthday wishes to Guj CM Bhupendra Patel

July 15, 2024, 03:20 AM - 3 mins read

Karnataka Deputy CM Fails To Halt CBI Investigation In SC.

SC rejects DK Shivakumar's plea to quash CBI case

July 15, 2024, 02:39 AM - 4 mins read

Image for representative use only.

CRPF constable killed, two injured in Manipur firefight

July 15, 2024, 02:58 AM - 6 mins read

Brahma Kamal: Saving Uttarakhand's floral treasure

Brahma Kamal: Saving Uttarakhand's floral treasure

July 14, 2024, 10:44 PM - 6 mins read

https://www.instagram.com/thelaughclubofficial/
https://www.instagram.com/burraahhh_/

Nation

See All
Prashant Kishor Claims Jan Suraaj Gaining Muslim Support.

Jan Suraaj aims to unite Bihar's Muslims & Hindus, says PK

July 15, 2024, 05:22 AM - 3 mins read

Prashant Kishor's 'Jan Suraaj' campaign is rapidly gaining traction in Bihar, emerging as a compelling political alternative, particularly among the Muslim community. Kishor, a well-known political strategist turned activist, has made significant strides in his efforts to establish a new political platform ahead of the 2025 assembly elections.

Read more
Jharkhand CM Hemant Soren Engages with Prime Minister Modi.

Hemant Soren meets PM Modi to discuss Jharkhand issues

July 15, 2024, 04:59 AM - 3 mins read

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren recently visited New Delhi for an important meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. This meeting comes at a significant time for Soren as he continues to navigate the political landscape in Jharkhand.

Read more
NTA Seeks Transfer Of NEET Cases To Supreme Court.

SC to review NTA petitions on NEET exam

July 15, 2024, 04:43 AM - 3 mins read

The Supreme Court has recently issued a notice regarding new petitions from the National Testing Agency, or NTA, concerning the NEET-UG exam. These petitions aim to transfer ongoing cases from the Rajasthan High Court related to allegations of a paper leak to the Supreme Court.

Read more
Sharad Pawar To Mediate OBC Maratha Tensions In Maharashtra.

Sharad Pawar to discuss caste row with Maharashtra CM

July 15, 2024, 04:14 AM - 4 mins read

In an effort to mitigate escalating caste tensions in Maharashtra, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Minister Chhagan Bhujbal held an unscheduled meeting with NCP President Sharad Pawar on Monday. This unexpected meeting has stirred significant political speculation.

Read more
Terrorists lie low for months after infiltrating into India, blend with the population and act only after receiving instructions from their masters. Advanced weapons and technical intelligence has also not been that fruitful as the terrorists leave signatures on the Internet only to confuse the security agencies.

Concerns over new terror tactics, advanced weapons in J&K

July 15, 2024, 03:49 AM - 3 mins read

Terrorists lie low for months after infiltrating into India, blend with the population and act only after receiving instructions from their masters. Advanced weapons and technical intelligence has also not been that fruitful as the terrorists leave signatures on the Internet only to confuse the security agencies.

Read more
PM Modi Highlights Gujarat's CM Bhupendra Patel’s Efforts for Gujarat’s Growth on His Birthday.

PM Modi sends birthday wishes to Guj CM Bhupendra Patel

July 15, 2024, 03:20 AM - 3 mins read

Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently extended warm birthday wishes to Gujarat Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, highlighting his commendable efforts in fostering development and empowering the youth of the state. In a message posted on X, PM Modi expressed his hope for Patel’s long and healthy life dedicated to serving the people.

Read more
Karnataka Deputy CM Fails To Halt CBI Investigation In SC.

SC rejects DK Shivakumar's plea to quash CBI case

July 15, 2024, 02:39 AM - 4 mins read

The Supreme Court has dismissed Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister DK Shivakumar's plea to quash the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) case against him, which alleges disproportionate assets under the Prevention of Corruption Act. The court's decision upholds an earlier order by the Karnataka High Court, which also rejected Shivakumar’s plea.

Read more
Image for representative use only.

CRPF constable killed, two injured in Manipur firefight

July 15, 2024, 02:39 AM - 6 mins read

The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paid tribute to the fallen constable, Ajay Kumar Jha, 43, in a condolence post on social media platform X.

Read more
EAM Jaishankar Congratulates Vikram Misri On New Role As Foreign Secretary.

MEA welcomes Vikram Misri as new Foreign Secretary today

July 15, 2024, 02:32 AM - 3 mins read

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has extended his congratulations to Vikram Misri on his new appointment as Foreign Secretary of India. Taking to social media platform X, Jaishankar expressed his best wishes for Misri, hoping for a productive and successful tenure.

Read more
Brahma Kamal: Saving Uttarakhand's floral treasure

Brahma Kamal: Saving Uttarakhand's floral treasure

July 14, 2024, 10:39 PM - 6 mins read

Brahma Kamal is a truly captivating flower, especially in its native high-altitude environment. With deep roots in mythology and traditional medicine, it holds a special significance, particularly among the local people in Uttarakhand.

Read more
Karnataka Reduces Cauvery Water To 8000 Cusecs Per Day For Tamil Nadu.

Karnataka limits Cauvery release to 8000 cusecs daily for TN

July 14, 2024, 09:42 PM - 3 mins read

The Karnataka Government announced on Sunday its decision to release only 8,000 cusecs of water from the Cauvery River to Tamil Nadu, rather than the previously stipulated one thousand million cubic metres of water. This decision came after an all-party meeting held at Vidhana Soudha in Bengaluru to address the directives of the Cauvery Water Regulation Committee (CWRC).

Read more
CM Dr Mohan Yadav Lauds Indore's Record Breaking Plantation Drive.

Indore achieves world record with 11 lakh saplings planted

July 14, 2024, 09:16 PM - 4 mins read

Indore, Madhya Pradesh's largest city, has once again set a benchmark, this time by planting over 11 lakh saplings within a single day. This monumental effort not only strengthens Indore’s reputation as the cleanest city in India but also showcases its commitment to environmental sustainability.

Read more

TOP CATEGORIES

  • Nation

QUICK LINKS

About us Rss FeedSitemapPrivacy PolicyTerms & Condition
logo

2024 News Arena India Pvt Ltd | All rights reserved | The Ideaz Factory