Thursday, 20 January, 2022
TopicIndian population

Topic: Indian population

47.4% babies born in private sector via C-section, far above 14.3% in govt facilities, NFHS shows

The national C-section rate is 21.5%, higher than what the World Health Organization terms “ideal", 10-15%, according to National Family Health Survey.

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.

Population control is already on. Adityanath’s bill risks reversing UP’s improving trends

Uttar Pradesh’s laggard position with higher poverty, lower literacy and lower work opportunities requires more attention than this ‘population control bill’.

New UP population policy aims to reduce gross fertility rate to 2.1 by 2026 and 1.9 by 2030

While unveiling the Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030, UP CM Yogi Adityanath called rising population in the state a 'hurdle in development' Sunday.

If Assam and UP can plan for uniform population control law why not India, says VHP

UP state law body working on draft bill to bring legislation which could propose to limit benefits of state schemes only to those with 2 kids or less.

State’s population nearing ‘explosive stage’, need to check growth: UP Law Commission chief

UP Law Commission chairperson Aditya Mittal Sunday said that the bureau wants to see to it that govt resources & facilities are available to those contributing to population control.

Muslims poorer, less educated than Hindus. But their kids more likely to survive till age 5

Polygamy is the practice of having more than one spouse at the same time. This practice is outlawed in India, except for Muslims and...

Former CEC S.Y. Quraishi busts myths about Islam and family planning in his new book

Published by HarperCollins, 'The Population Growth' by S.Y. Quraishi will release on 17 February on ThePrint's SoftCover.

‘India doesn’t need 2-child law’ — NFHS data suggests no need to fear population boom

Fertility rates have dipped across states, indicating India's population is stabilising. Experts point to several factors, including an increase in contraceptive use.

BJP MPs say ‘save India’, urge Modi govt to bring in population control law

BJP MPs Uday Pratap Singh and Nishikant Dubey raised the matter in Parliament Tuesday and Wednesday. Dubey also urged govt to bring a bill for Uniform Civil Code.

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Reserve Bank of India building in Mumbai | Photographer: Kanishka Sonthalia | Bloomberg

Exotic forex derivatives make comeback in India as RBI pushes to deepen markets

RBI allowed lenders to offer derivative products this month. Banks like ICICI Bank & Axis Bank sold barrier forex options to customers including Reliance Industries & Supreme Petrochem.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.