On the occasion of World Population Day, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath took note of problems caused by increasing population and urged people to spread awareness about the same. He said that rising population is the root cause of many problems including social inequality prevailing in the society.
“Increasing population is the root of major problems including inequality prevailing in the society. Population control is the primary condition for the establishment of an advanced society. Let us, on this ‘World Population Day’, take a pledge to make ourselves and the society aware of the problems arising from the increasing population,” Adityanath said in a statement.
Notably, the UP law commission a day ago proposed a ‘two-child policy’ which states people who help in population control will be at the receiving end of many benefits.
Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state with 20.42 crores. Ahead of the Assembly polls that are scheduled to be held next year, the government is trying to bring out measures to generate awareness regarding population control.
The state’s Law Commission has released the first draft of the proposed ‘UP Population (Control, Stabilization and Welfare) Bill, 2021’ in the public domain and invited public suggestions by July 19.
“State Law Commission has given a proposal for population control and welfare. We have proposed that any couple that follows the two-child policy will be given all government benefits. They will be able to avail all government welfare schemes,” said Uttar Pradesh Law Commission chairman Aditya Nath Mittal.