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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today inaugurated the state's Population Policy 2021-2030 on the occasion of World Population Day.

"Increasing population can be a hurdle in way of development. Every community has been taken care of in Population Policy 2021-2030," said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as quoted by news agency ANI.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday encouraged people to spread awareness about the problems arising due to an increase in population.

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He said that the rising population is the root cause of major problems including inequality.

"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. Let us, on this 'World Population Day', take a pledge to make ourselves and the society aware of the problems arising from the increasing population," Adityanath said in a statement.

Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030: All You need to know

The Uttar Pradesh Population Policy 2021-2030 aims at bringing down the gross fertility rate among women to 2.1 by 2026 and to 1.9 by 2030.

The UP government is implementing this policy keeping in mind all sections of the society, the chief minister said on the occasion.

Besides seeking to achieve population stabilisation and reduce preventable maternal and infant deaths, the UP Population Policy also aims at preventing the death of children under the age of 5 years and improving their nutritional condition.

Unveiling the population policy on Sunday, Adityanath said, "Across the world, concerns have been raised from time to time about increasing population being a hurdle in development. Discussions on it have been going on for the past four decades."

Under the policy, efforts will be made to increase accessibility of contraceptive measures under the family planning programme and to provide a proper system for safe abortions, the Uttar Pradesh government said in a statement.

Provisions have been made for ensuring health services for all and for paying special attention to pregnant women, infants, sick newborns and children who are severely malnourished.

"The countries and states which have made efforts in this direction have seen positive results. However, more efforts are needed," he said.

The population policy and the draft bill for population control have become a political flashpoint in the state where Assembly election is slated to be held early next year.

*With inputs from agencies

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