CM Yogi Adityanath expresses concern over rising population in UP, says 'imbalance' should not be allowed to happen

Yogi Adityanath said that measures to stabilize the population should be applicable to all irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Rashmi SharmaUpdated: Monday, July 11, 2022, 08:25 PM IST
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UP CM Yogi Adityanath | PTI

The rise in the population of a particular community creates an adverse impact on the religious demography, said Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who recently mooted a population control bill in the state.

Showing concern over the rising population in the state, the chief minister today said that there should be a 'balance in the population'. He said that if only the population of a particular community goes up, it would generate many problems giving rise to anarchy and mismanagement.

Yogi Adityanath said that measures to stabilize the population should be applicable to all irrespective of caste, creed and religion.

Without naming any particular community, Yogi said, "We have to take care while trying to stabilize population growth. We must check that population of a particular community does not grow rapidly as the natives of the area suffer due to the enforcement of laws and awareness."

The chief minister today flagged off an awareness rally on the occasion of 'World Population Day' and addressed the people in Lucknow. He said that in the case of birth control and other measures taming population growth, one has to take care that it is equally applicable to all the communities.

It may be mentioned that last year, CM Yogi had unveiled UP’s population policy for 2021-2030 that aimed to bring the birth rate down to 2.1 per thousand by 2026 and 1.9 by 2030.

At present, the birth rate in the state is 2.7 per thousand. The state law commission prepared the policy draft, however, the state government is yet to enforce it.

The Hindu, as well as the Muslim outfits, including Vishwa Hindu Parishad, had opposed the policy on population.

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