Ground Report | New Delhi: Vishwa Hindu Parishad; Some Hindu organizations and women’s health experts have objected to the draft proposal for population control issued by the Law Commission of the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad objected
it has been said in this proposal that families with more than two children should be prevented from getting government facilities and families with fewer children should be encouraged.
Vishwa Hindu Parishad working president Alok Kumar has said that the proposal to encourage families with only one child will further aggravate the demographic imbalance in society. He said, “The government should look at this again because it will turn the population growth rate negative.”
It is believed that the Vishwa Hindu Parishad will send a suggestion to the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission on Monday not to encourage families with only one child.
Poonam Mutreja of the Population Foundation of India says, “The concerns about population explosion are not supported by national and international data and there is no evidence that India or Uttar Pradesh is in any situation like population explosion. “
Fertility rate in India has come down
Poonam Mutreja says that the total fertility rate in India has come down from 3.4 in 1992-93 to 2.2 in 2015-16. According to the data of the year 2015-16 of the National Family Health Survey, the total fertility rate of Uttar Pradesh was 2.7.
“However, the Technical Group on Population Estimates for 2011–2036, constituted by the National Population Commission (NCP), has estimated that UP will achieve the replacement level of TFR by 2025. Due to the efforts of subsequent state governments, the health outcome has increased. There has been an improvement. There has been improved and will continue to improve. This will positively impact the fertility rate,” she said,
“The UP government is encouraging male and female sterilization. But given that the burden of contraception and family planning falls disproportionately on women, it is likely that female sterilization will increase further. There is widespread opposition to vasectomy, too little condom use, and a lack of male responsibility in family planning, resulting in an over-reliance on female sterilization. In Uttar Pradesh, vasectomy accounts for less than one per cent of the use of any modern contraceptive method.