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Population Growth
India  /  Published 15.08.19

Population explosion: What Modi said

Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over 'population explosion' in the country, a worry he aired for the first time at a big annual event. The Prime Minister's mention is slightly at odds...
By The Telegraph 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 03.09.19

Adopting a child is the best kind of legacy

Sir — The concern about India’s growing population is understandable. To address this, couples should be encouraged to plan their families. But what about the children who are already living in th...
By The Telegraph in

India  /  Published 16.08.19

BJP sniffs population law hint in Narendra Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day call to arrest the “population explosion”, echoing a longstanding Sangh parivar demand, has set off speculation within the BJP about an impending ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.08.19

How real is the population boom scare?

Narendra Modi's mention of 'reckless population explosion' in his Independence Day address has led to speculation that the government may now want to bring a law on population regulation.“Population...
By in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

New visiting card: 'Professional Pessimist'

A new job debuted in India early July. We now have — officially, too, one should add — potential vacancies for ‘professional pessimists’. Few professions come with the prefix 'professional' as...
By Shyam G. Menon in

Opinion  /  Published 18.08.19

Hum do, humaare…

India at 72 has been given the Prime Ministerial nudge to consider family planning. The announcement drew mixed reactions. Yogi Adityanath: UP copy PM; go nuclear, stay patriotic. Shiv Sena: Applause,...
By Upala Sen in

Opinion  /  Published 31.05.19

Girls' education and drop in fertility rates

There is some smoke in the world with no fire to match. The reiterated notion that the largest minority community in India is producing so many children that they will overtake the majority community...
By The Editorial Board in

Science  /  Published 24.02.19

Caution: Rice output lags population growth

India’s rice production, although steady and rising, may not keep pace with population growth, government crop scientists have cautioned in a research study that has called for urgent steps to incre...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi

North East  /  Published 02.02.19

Call to save Guwahati wetlands

Unplanned urbanisation has led to degradation of wetlands and artificial floods, besides groundwater depletion in the city, experts said on Saturday at an workshop on wetlands and climate change organ...
By Abinash Kalita in Guwahati


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