BJP MP Nishikant Dubey, Ravi Kishan introduce private members bill for population control in Lok Sabha

The bill says that rapid population growth would result in suffering and extreme poverty . India has one-fifth of the world population, and the percentage of worlds arable land is only five per cent .

New Delhi, India, December 9, : In Lok Sabha, two BJP MPs, Nishikant Dubey and Ravi Kishan, introduced the private members bill on Friday.According to the bill's statement of objects and motifs, India's biggest social and economic challenges is its large population and rapid growth.We have one-fifth of the world's population, and the percentage of world's arable land is only five per cent.According to the article, rapid population growth would result in suffering and extreme poverty.

According to the bill, economic development policies formulated by various governments haven't been effective at managing population, and there is no legislation on population regulation.It said that an initiative on population management would be needed to ensure that every Indian reaps more value from economic development and tackle the challenges that come with population increase.The bills' statement of objects and causes, according to Nishikant Dubey, has said that the benefits of collective efforts to improve nation building have been squandered due to a rise in population, as shown by economic data.India has had a state-sponsored family planning program in place since 1951, according to the report, and the total fertility rate (TFR) has decreased from about 6 at the time of independence to about 2.3.

Though most States in India's southern panther and western India are receptive to the idea of family planning, many states in the country's northern corners, which account for the bulk of the population, have not shown encouraging results.The larger states, such as Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Bihar, also have a high fertility rate that is approaching 3.According to the statement of objects and reasons, the achievements of other states in population control have largely been negated by the rise in population, which is shown by economic statistics.According to the statement of objects and reasons, Indias per capita Gross Domestic Product was USD 413 in 1998 and has increased to about USD 2016 in the year 2018.

In reality, an increasing number of people means that the state will be unable to provide a higher level of life to its residents, since a significant amount of national income is expended on the maintenance of the existing facilities.So it is important that a more deliberate approach be adopted, even if it means a change in perspective.To accomplish this goal, the bill proposes to include a new directive principle in Part IV of the Constitution, directing the state to take all measures to reduce population growth by promoting small family values and achieving a stable population.According to a recent United Nations report, India's Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has dropped from 5.9 children per woman in 1950 to 2.2 children per woman in 2020, just shy of 2.1 replacement fertility.The Winter session of the Parliament begins on December 7 and lasts 17 days.

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