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Yogi says rising population behind societal inequality, urges awareness

On the occasion of the World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said that an increasing population is behind many of society's problems, such as inequality. The state government will be announcing a new 'two-child policy' today in view of this issue.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at party headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference at party headquarters in Lucknow on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 08:41 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose

Uttar Pradesh govt releases new population policy: All you need to know

The new population policy aims to tackle a key issue in Uttar Pradesh ahead of polls next year. Population control has emerged as key focus areas for the Yogi Adityanath ahead of the elections. The opposition has, however, slammed the BJP government for the move.
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has prepared a draft population bill on which suggestions have been invited till July 19.(ANI Photo)
The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has prepared a draft population bill on which suggestions have been invited till July 19.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2021 01:49 PM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

World Population Day 2021: Theme, history and significance

  • The United Nations has sent up a population fund (UNFPA) and a population division to plan programmes and coordinate with other agencies in order to highlight and disseminate information about population control measures.
This year, the theme of World Population Day 2021 is 'the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility'.(HT Photo)
This year, the theme of World Population Day 2021 is 'the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on fertility'.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2021 05:31 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com | Written by Susmita Pakrasi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

World Population Day 2020: Raising awareness about the health and rights of women amid the coronavirus pandemic

World Population Day is observed in an attempt to raise awareness about the importance of family planning, adoption, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
World Population Day marks the day when the world reached the population of 5 billion in the year 1987.(Unsplash)
World Population Day marks the day when the world reached the population of 5 billion in the year 1987.(Unsplash)
Updated on Jul 11, 2020 01:24 PM IST
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On World Population Day, Giriraj demands 2 child norm, links it to religion

The Begusarai BJP MP said that there should be a rule of having only two children in the country for every religion and those who violated it, should be debarred from the right to vote.
Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh, initially posted his comments on population explosion on social media and later spoke to the media.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Union Minister of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, Giriraj Singh, initially posted his comments on population explosion on social media and later spoke to the media.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
Updated on Jul 11, 2019 05:33 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Vijay Swaroop

Bihar poised to become 2nd most populous state by 2041

Bihar’s child per woman ratio is 3.3, higher than the national average of 2.3. The state also has a significant number of teenage births. Out of the annual 30 lakh births in the state, 3.5 lakh (approx.) are teenage births, contributing to the state’s high maternal and infant mortality as well as morbidity.
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Published on Jul 11, 2019 10:34 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | By Ruchir Kumar

Health minister launches AntaraRaj app

The health department on Wednesday launched a web-based application ‘AntaraRaj’ to track women using Antara injectable contraceptive and send them reminders, through SMSes, about the next dose to minimise drops outs. This contraceptive prevents pregnancy for three months
Health minister Kalicharan Saraf launches the AntaraRaj app to track women using injectable contraceptives.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Health minister Kalicharan Saraf launches the AntaraRaj app to track women using injectable contraceptives.(Prabhakar Sharma/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 11, 2018 10:15 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Jaipur | By HT Correspondent

World Population Day 2018: Most adolescents have no family planning info

India needs youth-focused sexual and reproductive health programmes, along with quality education, to unleash its economic potential, says Lester Coutinho, deputy director, family planning program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
When young women delay their first pregnancy, they’re more likely to have higher educational achievement and gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed, which brings economic benefits, says Coutinho.(Gates Foundation)
When young women delay their first pregnancy, they’re more likely to have higher educational achievement and gain the skills needed to be gainfully employed, which brings economic benefits, says Coutinho.(Gates Foundation)
Updated on Jul 11, 2018 08:55 AM IST
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