India proposes two-child policy to control population growth
INDIA: India has planned to adopt the two-child policy just like China, in order to control the population.
On July 11, India proposed a series of fresh population control measures reminiscent of China’s two-child policy.
The bill was proposed through keeping in mind the population of Uttar Pradesh as its the most populous state in India that is home to more than 240 million people.
Uttar Pradesh’s proposed new approach to managing its population will span the next decade. Titled the “New Population Policy,” the proposed measures would reward those who stick to having two kids, and punish those who have more than two.
Uttar Pradesh’s draft bill on population management states that couples with two children who opt for voluntary sterilization would get incentives.
If one member of the couple goes under the knife for voluntary sterilization, the family could get a range of benefits including tax rebates, subsidies for home purchases, and receiving cash back on their power and utility bills.
At the same time, the proposed Uttar Pradesh policy regulations would bar those who have more than two children from receiving any government subsidies, applying for jobs in the local government, and running for political office in local elections, per the Times of India.
Taking it to Twitter, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath said “increasing population is the root of major problems including inequality prevailing in the society. Population control is the primary condition for the establishment of an advanced society.”