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Why Uttar Pradesh's population control bill is controversial

V Nivedita | Updated on July 13, 2021

On Sunday, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath unveiled a plan to stabilise the population, bringing down the gross fertility rate among women, reduce maternal and infant deaths, improve nutrition and access to family planning programmes, abortions and contraceptives. He said that the increasing population was a hurdle in development.

The many members of the BJP have appreciated the initiative, while the Opposition is saying that this is purely political move. What is the Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030 all about? Here’s all you need to know.

 

Published on July 13, 2021

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