The Uttar Pradesh government will release its new Population Policy 2021-30 on July 11, which is observed as the World Population Day. The policy is likely to focus on providing incentives to people who will help in population control, said sources.
According to sources in the government, the Uttar Pradesh Health Department has prepared the draft of the policy, which is based on the findings of the National Family Health Survey-4.
While reviewing the preparations for formulating the new policy, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said in a statement, “Poverty and illiteracy are major factors for population explosion. There is also a lack of awareness about the population in certain communities. Therefore, there is a need for community-centric awareness efforts.”