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On the occasion of World Population Day, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday launched ‘Population Stability Pakhwada’ in Lucknow. On this occasion, he said that population control is necessary in the country but that there should be no population imbalance. It should not happen that the rate of increase of the population of a class is high and the efforts of stabilization of the population on the natives, by means of the application, the awareness should control the population.
He said that if we have qualified human resources, it is a welcome for us, but without skills human resources become a challenge. Mass awareness programs on population stabilization have been underway for the past five decades. It has got good results.
He said having a certain rate of population growth is a success. The large population is also a resource. But that success is only when people are healthy, healthy. Where medical resources are lacking, there are diseases, where there is a great challenge of population growth. World Population Day exemplifies this challenge. Humans took millions of years to reach 100 million, but it only took 183-185 years to reach 100 to 500 million. By the end of this year, the world population is expected to be 800 million. Today’s India is a country of between 135 and 140 million people. Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state. Right now there is a population of 24 million, which will exceed 25 million in a very short time. This speed is a challenge. We must make efforts for its control and stabilization.
Awareness is of paramount importance in stabilizing the population. This awareness is not just the responsibility of the health department. The departments of urban development, rural development, education, etc. must also be associated. We have seen the importance of interdepartmental coordination in the control of meningitis. Today the death of children due to this disease has been controlled up to 95 percent. In the same way, for the stabilization of the population the interdepartmental coordination will have to work. On this occasion, he marked a bicycle demonstration on World Population Day from 5 Kalidas Marg in Lucknow.
It worries the imbalance, it affects the religious demographics
The chief minister, Yogi, said that in the most populous countries, demographic imbalance is becoming a cause for concern. Because there is an opposite effect on religious demographics, after a while there is chaos, anarchy begins to be born. Therefore, with efforts to stabilize the population, all views on religion, class, and sect should be combined equally.
The Asha sisters, Anganwadi workers, teachers, representatives of three-tier panchayats can play an important role in the task of locating the population. It should be a collective effort. The cooperation of religious leaders should also be taken for the stabilization of the population.
The chief minister said there is often talk of controlling maternal and child mortality, controlling maternal anemia, then we face another challenge. Both maternal and infant mortality rates are high in a given category. If the interval between the births of two children is shorter, maternal and infant mortality will also occur and society will also have to pay its price.
Chief Minister Yogi said Uttar Pradesh has given excellent results in the last five years. In maternal anemia, it has dropped from 51.1% to 45.9% today. Complete immunization has increased from 51.1% to almost 70% in five years. The institutional delivery rate, which was previously 67-68 percent, is close to 84 percent today. Efforts to control maternal and child mortality have yielded good results. With interdepartmental coordination and awareness efforts, the state will surely succeed in its goals.