Population Growth
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

Opinion  /  Published 01.06.21

Endless horror: Yaas and Covid ravaged Odisha

Sir — As if battling the devastating second wave of Covid-19 was not enough, the Odisha government now has to deal with the aftermath of Cyclone Yaas, which battered parts of the state last...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 27.05.21

World population: Long slide looms

All over the world, countries are confronting population stagnation and a fertility bust, a dizzying reversal unmatched in recorded history that will make first-birthday parties a rarer sight than fun...
By Damien Cave, Emma Bubola and Choe Sang-Hun in New York


World  /  Published 12.05.21

China: Census hints at demographic crisis

China’s population is growing at its slowest pace in decades, with a plunge in births and a greying work force presenting the Communist Party with one of its gravest social and economic challeng...
By Sui-Lee Wee in New York

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Debunking the population myth

The available data on the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India, on the other hand, do not show a radically different trend from other communities. As a matter of fact, the NF...
By Achin Chakraborty

India  /  Published 10.09.20

Ageing nation and more job seekers by 2036

India is set to become an ageing nation by 2036 and the number of people seeking jobs will grow incrementally in the intervening period, a government report has said. The “Population Projection...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

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


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