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Mission Mode for Population Stabilisation Mooted
Jul 30, 2015

On the occasion of World Population Day, Ministry for Health & Family Welfare mooted the idea of taking up the task of population stabilisation in the country by adopting a Mission Mode approach, where focussed and targeted work in taken up in those states where the figures have been high. The strategies to stabilise population are critical to development for any country.

  • These special efforts can be considered to stabilise population by concentrating on those states which contribute the maximum to the country total.

  • The issue of population can be seen through two lenses. One is to view it as an issue and the other is to consider the large proportion of the young population as an asset and harness its dividend.

  • The country’s current population at 1.21 billion continues to pose several challenges, especially regarding delivery of affordable, accessible and quality services to the numerous people.

  • The population has shown a decline since 2011 and the country is very close to achieving the replacement level fertility rate of 2.1 by the year 2010.

  • The achievements of NHM towards population stabilisation have been significant, and also in terms of provisioning of health services to a large number of people.


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