India, the world's second most populous country, is against controlling population growth through legislation, Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said. "I firmly believe that equitable, inclusive and sustainable growth of India depends on healthy and stable population. The minister was addressing a national workshop on Repositioning Family Planning for Maternal and Child Health. "Let me make it very clear, that we are not in favour of controlling population growth through any kind of legislation. But by way of generating awareness and persuading people to have small family size for betterment of the health of mother and baby," he said.