Uttar Pradesh Government’s new Population Policy: Current Affairs Special Series

Team Adda247 and BankersAdda are here with a Current Affairs Special Series. In this series, candidates will be introduced to current affairs topics daily, which will not only improve their general awareness but also will ensure that the candidates do not lack in any current affairs topic. Today’s Current Affairs topic is Uttar Pradesh Government’s new Population Policy.

Uttar Pradesh Government’s new Population Policy

The government of Uttar Pradesh has announced a new Population Policy 2021-30 on World Population Day which is observed on 11 July every year. Chief Minister of UP Yogi Adityanath has released a booklet on this occasion. All groups of society have to be included with the population control programme.

The draft law list has been put in the public domain and the government has sought suggestions from people in the policy draft. The recommendations will be effective after one year of gazette notification of policy. The government is to give incentives and disincentives for the promotion of the two-child norm in the state. 

By announcing the population policy the activities on Population Stabilization fortnight started from today to encourage family planning in the state. On the occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that the root of major problems including inequality prevailing in the society is in increasing population. Overpopulation is an obstruction in development. The primary condition for the establishment of an advanced society is always based on Population control. He asked to take a promise solemnly and formally to make ourselves and the society aware of the problems arising from the increasing population. 

According to the policy has more than two children will not be able to fight local body elections. Those who have up to two offsprings will be provided more government facilities and incentives. The draft also indicates that government employees not following two children norm will be forbidden several benefits. People breaching policy would not be allowed to take benefit of subsidies and government schemes. Chief Minister has started distribution of ‘Shagun kits’ to encourage the means of family planning among the newly wedded on this occasion. 

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