Fertility Rate
News  /  Published 12.03.22

Bengali version of population book busts Muslim growth myth

Between 1951 and 2011 Census, a net increase in the Muslim population in India was 13.6 crore. That of Hindus was 67.6 crore The fertility rate, the number of children a woman would have in her lif...
By Debraj Mitra in Kolkata

Opinion  /  Published 01.02.22

Dipping numbers

In the politics of population, the magic number is 2.1. That is ‘replacement level’: if a country’s total fertility rate (the average number of children a woman has in her lifetime) ...
By Gwynne Dyer

Opinion  /  Published 29.11.21

Proved wrong: population control

India’s burgeoning population has, for long, been a thorn in the side of its progress. The recent findings of the National Family Health Survey-5, therefore, come as a breath of fresh air: it ha...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 28.11.21

Kashmir fertility rate low

A central government survey has shown that Jammu and Kashmir has a lower fertility rate than any state barring tiny Goa and Sikkim, a finding that challenges Right wing claims about runaway Muslim bir...
By Muzaffar Raina in Srinagar

India  /  Published 23.09.21

India: No Hindu-Muslim divide in population

Will Hindus end up as a minority in their own country? That’s the Project Fear story that pro-Hindutva political parties sell to their followers. It has always been just a scare story and t...
By Paran Balakrishnan in New Delhi


Opinion  /  Published 13.07.21

Imbalanced: UP population policy

The balancing act eludes the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh. The new population policy unveiled by the Yogi Adityanath government — it claims to usher in ‘balance among communities’...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 03.06.21

Winter is coming: fertility bust

Is this the dawn of a demographic nightmare? All over the world, countries are now confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust. Falling fertility rates — 83 nations comprising 46 per ...
By The Editorial Board

India  /  Published 25.08.19

Funds for literacy dry up

By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Population policy pitfalls for girl child

“Coercive” population-control policies such as Assam’s decision to deny government jobs to people with two or more children can pull down fertility rates but they also impede the progress of soc...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 05.06.19

Celebrating births and weddings by planting trees

Sir — In our family, we have a custom of planting new seeds on important occasions such as birthdays or wedding anniversaries. It was, therefore, all the more heartening to learn that a civic body i...
By The Telegraph


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