Delhi: Aug 05, 2010
Bringing the uneasy issue of population control back under the spotlight, the government on Wednesday warned that unless the North reins in the shooting numbers, the country would face a terrible scarcity in the coming decades. Health minister Ghulam Nabi Azad told the Lok Sabha that by 2026 India’s population would go up by another 37 crore if the states of UP, Bihar, Jharkhand, MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan failed to control their birth rates. He said while rest of the country had already conformed to guidelines by lowering population growth rate, the erring six states continued to frustrate future plans.
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