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Indian government programmes on World Population Day

Indian government programmes on World Population Day

Today is World Population Day. Do you know why World Population Day is being celebrated and when it was started?

The world population reached five billion on July 11 1987. World Population Day was started in 1989 by the recommendations of Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme. Since then, the event is being celebrated each year.

The world population surpassed 7.5 billion at present. Currently, India is the most populous country in the world and is expected to be ranked in number 1 by 2022.

World Population Day is intended to empower people and developing nations with family planning methods. However, more than 225 million women in developing countries do not use effective family planning methods due to lack of proper awareness.

This year’s theme is to enable citizens of the world a safe and voluntary family planning so that population growth is controlled.

Indian government is taking several steps to control population. Many policies are being implemented. Mission Parivar Vikas is one such method. Under this programme, the regions of high fertility rates are identified and provided intensive and improved family planning services.

Mainly Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh comprise nearly half of the country’s population.

The UP government today supplies Nayi Pahal kit to the newlywed couples under which brochures and contraceptive methods are provided.

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is also going to launch a new family planning programme called Antara together with the Centre and the Maharashtra government. . Antara is an injectable’ contraceptive pill expected to be a very effective temporary contraceptive method and shows effect for long-term.

Under this programme, new injectable contraceptives are supplied to women. This is part of National Family Welfare Programme of the central government.

The programme is intended to reduce the rate of maternal deaths both in labour and abortions, and also the rate of maternal morbidity and neonatal morbidity.

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