New Delhi: April 13, 2010
The government is planning a comprehensive scheme to stabilise the population in coordination with the States — but the plan does not involve legislation, according to Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad. Speaking at a function to mark five years of the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), Mr. Azad said that while the government was making all efforts to improve healthcare, the time had come to give priority to stabilising the population. The aim is to encourage the voluntary adoption of family planning measures, either by stopping child marriage, delaying the first child after marriage or spacing births.
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