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Jul 11, 2018
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Nadda says, govt addressing issue of population stabilization within life cycle framework

Health Minister J P Nadda today said, the government is addressing the issue of population stabilization in the country within the life cycle framework. The  Framework ensures that the health and wellbeing of the mother and child, carrying in the adolescent stage and further is taken care of. 

Mr Nadda stated this while inaugurating  the workshop with the theme ‘Population stabilization: A right and Responsibility” on the occasion of World Population Day in New Delhi. The Minister said, the Total Fertility Rate- TFR rate  has come down from  2.9 in 2015 to to 2.2 in 2018. He said, over the last few years, a host of new initiatives have been undertaken under the Family Planning programme inclduing  expanded choice of contraceptives, Mission Parivar Vikas in 146 High Priority Districts in the 7 high focus states. 

As part of the Mission Parivar Vikas program, the focus is on creating awareness about the expanding choices of family planning and ensuring that the services are easily accessible by the people, he stated.
 
On the occasion, Mr  Nadda also gave away ‘Prerna Awards’ to BPL couples who have broken the stereotype of early marriage, early childbirth and repeated child birth and have helped change the mindsets of the community.

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