Population Growth
India  /  Published 31.08.22

Unemployment rate dips to 7.6%

The unemployment rate for persons aged 15 years and above in urban areas dipped to 7.6 per cent during April-June 2022 from 12.6 per cent a year ago, the National Statistical Office (NSO) said on Wedn...
By PTI in New Delhi

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

India  /  Published 16.10.21

Sangh’s next target: population

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday expressed concern over “rising population” and “population imbalance”, asserting the need to review the population policy and highlightin...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 24.09.21

Clinching proof: Demographic imbalance

Sudden demographic imbalances among religious communities in a heterogeneous society can lead to social and political tensions. The conclusion of a report by the Pew Research Center that the populatio...
By The Editorial Board

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


India  /  Published 14.07.21

Bihar BJP ire at Nitish population bill jab

Panchayati raj minister and BJP legislator Samrat Choudhary pointed out that Nitish had led the passage of the Bihar Municipal Act, 2007, which barred candidates with more than two children from conte...
By Dev Raj in Patna

India  /  Published 13.07.21

Nitish scan on Yogi population bill

Bihar chief minister and BJP ally Nitish Kumar on Monday appeared critical of his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath’s draft population bill and asserted that making laws to curb populati...
By Dev Raj in Patna

North East  /  Published 11.06.21

Assam: Sarma harps on birth control

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Thursday said the state government will soon take “more steps” to encourage population control and sought the help of the minority community in ...
By Umanand Jaiswal in Guwahati

World  /  Published 02.06.21

Not many takers for three-child policy

After China said it would allow couples to have three children, the state news media trumpeted the move as a major change that would help stimulate growth. But across much of the country, the announce...
By Vivian Wang in New York

World  /  Published 01.06.21

China: Couples can now have 3 children

China said on Monday that it would allow all married couples to have three children, ending a two-child policy that has failed to boost the country’s declining birthrates and avert a demographic...
By Sui-Lee Wee in New York


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