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How declining fertility in India will be a great boon in the long run
The latest National Family Health Survey, released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare early this week, indicates Indians have stabilised their numbers on average, at just about replacement rate
NFHS Survey: Fertility rate dips to 2.0; more than half women, children anaemic in 14 states, UTs
The Centre has released the factsheets of key indicators on population, reproductive and child health, family welfare, nutrition and others for India as well as 14 states and UTs under phase two, of the 2019-21 NFHS-5
Overburdened ASHA workers, lack of access to contraceptives: How COVID-19 impacted family planning services across India
COVID-19 impact on family planning: In the wake of the pandemic, ASHA workers had to shoulder additional responsibilities, which prevented them from creating awareness about family planning and distributing contraceptive pills and condoms
World Population Day 2020: India set to overtake China by 2027, but its population problem has a silver lining
India’s total fertility rate fell from 5.9 children per woman in 1950 to 2.2 children per woman in 2020. This is very close to the replacement level fertility of 2.1 children per woman
On 73rd Independence Day, Narendra Modi advocates population control, says keeping one's family small is an act of patriotism
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over "population explosion" in the country, saying it causes innumerable challenges for the coming generations and asserted that the central and state governments should launch measures to deal with the issue
World Population Day 2019: Origin, significance, why is it celebrated; all you need to know
World Population Day is observed annually on 11 July. The day was established by the governing council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989 to focus on the urgency and importance of population issues.
Lok Sabha Election 2019: Delimitation ensures roughly equal number of voters in each constituency; all you need to know
Most democracies around the world undergo a delimitation process by which electoral boundaries of constituencies are redrawn to ensure equal population across seats.
Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2019: Govt wants 31 million-strong Indian diaspora to make 'desi' drive with flagship programme
The Government of India will mark the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Varanasi between 21 and 23 January. Prime Minister of Mauritius Pravind Kumar Jugnauth will preside over the three-day convention, where the theme this year is 'Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India'.
Bihar deputy CM Sushil Modi there would be no need for family planning if education reaches everyone
Government should educate more people to control the population of the country as "illiterate people have more children", said Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi.
India's population growth rate highly overestimated, inclusion of diversity can help with its accuracy: Austrian study
India's population growth rate is highly overestimated by existing models, say scientists who suggest that accounting for the diversity and differences in the levels of education among people can help arrive at more accurate projections.
India won't benefit from demographic dividend: Mass unemployment, unrest looms ahead
In four years, India will have the world's largest population of working people, about 87 crore in all. When nations reach a high ratio of such people, they are expected to earn something called a demographic dividend.
'Hum do hamare do' may soon be obsolete: Sakshi Maharaj has reason to be worried
So, it turns out that 'hum do hamare do' as a slogan for family planning may just have become slightly outdated in Indian cities
India will be world's most populous country by 2022, says UN
India in 2022 will be the world's most populous country, finally overtaking China, with about 1.4 billion residents, according to projections of the United Nations.