Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Law Commission chairman Aditya Nath Mittal on Sunday expressed concern about the rise in population in the country and spoke about taking steps to control them.
The commission is currently studying the social conditions and other points along with the laws applicable in some other states including Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh in controlling the population.
Soon the Commission will prepare its report and submit it to the state government.
Mittal said that “Population is nearing an explosive stage, causing other issues too related to hospitals, foodgrains, houses, or employment.”
“We believe that there should be a check on population,” he said while added that population control is different from family planning.
“We don’t want to give a message in UP that we are against any particular religion or anyone’s human rights. We just want to see to it that the government resources and facilities are available to those who are helping in and contributing to population control,” the UP Law Commission chairman said.
Earlier on June 10, Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma also stressed the need of controlling the population to reduce poverty. Sarma asked the stakeholders of the minority community to speak to the members to work towards effective population control measures.
“The government is the guardian of all poor people but the government also requires the support of the government in reducing poverty and tackling the issue of population growth, which is the primary cause of poverty, illiteracy and leads to lack of proper family planning,” the chief minister said.
The chief minister on Saturday batted for a two-child policy for people using benefits under the government scheme. “If a housing scheme is launched by the state government, the two-child norm can be introduced. Slowly in later stages, the population norm will come in every state government scheme,” Sarma was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.