No plan to bring population control law: Centre

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New Delhi: The central government on July 19, 2022, clarified that it is not considering bringing a law for population control.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare, Bharti Pravin Pawar in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha.

She said the government accords top priority to the National Family Planning Programme, which is guided by the principles of the National Population Policy, 2000 and the National Health Policy, 2017, so that the goal of population stabilization by 2045 can be met and to meet the unmet needs of family planning.

The Minister said that the government’s efforts to check population growth have been successful and due to this the Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in the National Family Health Survey (NFHS-5) for 2019-21 has come down to 2.0.

Pawar said that 31 out of 36 states and union territories have achieved replacement level fertility.

She said modern contraceptive use has increased to 56.5 per cent while the unmet need for family planning is only 9.4 per cent. (PW News)

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