Yogi Adityanath, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, said on Sunday, World Population Day (July 11, 2021), , that population blast is the “main cause” of key issues such as inequality. Yogi Adityanath took to his official Twitter account on World Population Day to ask everyone to take a vow to educate ourselves and society about the issues that arise from population growth.
बढ़ती हुई जनसंख्या समाज में व्याप्त असमानता समेत प्रमुख समस्याओं का मूल है। समुन्नत समाज की स्थापना के लिए जनसंख्या नियंत्रण प्राथमिक शर्त है।
आइये, इस 'विश्व जनसंख्या दिवस' पर बढ़ती जनसंख्या से बढ़ती समस्याओं के प्रति स्वयं व समाज को जागरूक करने का प्रण लें।
— Yogi Adityanath (@myogiadityanath) July 11, 2021
His remarks came on the same day that Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populated state, will unveil a new population policy for the years 2021-2030, aimed at encouraging people to help with population management.
People with more than two children in Uttar Pradesh will be forbidden from winning local body elections, seeking for government positions, or getting any type of subsidy, according to a draft of the population control bill.
The proposed bill, which is out for public comment until July 19, also forbids such people from being promoted in government posts, while rewarding those who limit their children to two.
According to the draft, the state’s population must be controlled and stabilised in order to promote sustainable development with more equitable distribution.
The bill further states that, due to the state’s “limited ecological and economic resources at hand,” it is “essential and imperative” that all citizens have access to the “basic necessities of human life.”
It should be mentioned that if Uttar Pradesh were a country, its 240 million people would make it the fifth most populated in the world. In contrast, India is expected to surpass China as the world’s most populated country by 2027.