Monday, 24 January, 2022
TopicFertility rate

Topic: fertility rate

Anaemia, obesity on the rise in India as NFHS-5 reveals falling nutritional indicators

According to the official survey, India did hit a major demographic milestone with its total fertility rate falling to 2.0. This means the population is set to stabilise.

If Indian states were countries, Delhi beat China’s TFR, but population policy still lost

India's focus on population control policy is misplaced. According to SRS 2018, urban India TFR fell below the UN limit.

What explains Kolkata’s falling fertility rate? Aspiration, financial strain, contraceptive coverage

The West Bengal Health Department says Kolkata’s TFR is around 1, making it the metro with the lowest fertility rate in the country.

Lower population good for India’s health. Time to get over ‘if and but’ approach

The famed demographic dividend is not yet fully apparent but the negatives of a burgeoning population in a resource constrained country have been on full display.

CM Yogi’s UP population control bill is designed to serve only one purpose — 2022 election

If Muslims come out in support of the population policy, the Yogi Adityanath government itself would likely backtrack under pressure from the Hindu Right.

Population control through State action never worked in India. Time to focus on economy

We do not need a population control policy. We need a better public health and education policy, and above all, a coherent economic strategy.

Global fertility rates plummeting? Don’t worry just yet

The doomsday scenario does not recognise that declining fertility often represents positive developments, such as increasing female autonomy and education.

Patriotism can’t be defined by how many kids we bear, focus should be on reproductive rights

Without resorting to the language of explosion as Modi did, India needs to reorient its health and education system to empower people to make informed choices.

If Modi govt wants to control population, it must target high fertility rates in these states

Challenge for India lies in how it can effectively chart a unique path in ensuring sustainable and equitable development for its billion-plus people.

On World Population Day, a look at how we became 7.7 billion people & where India stands

ThePrint takes a look at various aspects to the human civilisation’s numbers on the planet today — from carbon footprint to TFR.

On Camera

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Liberals mourning India Gate flame must also recall some dark aspects of the colonial Army

The moving of the flame seems, to some, as part of an ongoing extinguishing of the Indian Army’s heritage of secularism, decency and righteousness.

South-East Asia’s SMEs are underperforming. Their ‘digital revolution’ depends on fintech

Digitisation of South-East Asia's economy during the pandemic is uneven. The growth in digital services has favoured individual consumers, not SMEs.

Defence

File photo of Scorpene-class submarine 'INS Vela', at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai | ANI

Kamov choppers, submarine torpedoes among deals defence ministry will review this week

Ministry is reviewing all procurement under the ‘Buy (Global)’ category, under which equipment is bought directly from foreign manufacturers, amid govt's 'Atmanirbhar' push.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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