Muzaffarpur: Government should educate more people in order to control the population of the country as "illiterate people have more children", claimed Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday.
"Shiksha har samasya ka samadhaan hai. Agar parivaar ki sankhya ghatana hai to shikshit kar dijiye. Koi parivar niyojan ki zaroorat nahi hai," Modi said at an event in Muzaffarpur. ("Education is the solution to every problem. If you have to control the number of people in a family, then you must educate them. There is no need for family planning")
"Those who are educated have fewer children and those who are less educated have more children," he added.
India is the second largest nation by population and it is estimated that the population will exceed China's population by 2024.
The World Bank estimates that India's population will be around 1.73 billion by 2050, from the current 1.32 billion. Of these 173 crore people, 27 crore will be elderly, aged 65 and above.
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Updated Date: Jan 16, 2019 17:49:55 IST