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What should be done to reduce regional disparities in population stabilization programs and ensure quality family planning services?

Postby chanana.ak@nic.in » Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:54 pm

What should be done to reduce regional disparities in population stabilization programs and ensure quality family planning services?
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Re: What should be done to reduce regional disparities in population stabilization programs and ensure quality family planning services?

Postby rautmanojkumar@rediffmail.com » Mon Apr 11, 2011 11:08 am

There is a need to understand the regional disparities in population stabilization programs at macro as well as micro level and how family planning services could contribute towards it. Those states, which are largely contributing to this burgeoning population problem need to take stock of the population and demographic situation regularly. Lack of awareness regarding population and demographic analysis has made issue worse. We are not aware where we are heading towards. we are running here and there in a blind alley. There is yet the sensitivity to come towards the population issue. If we consider this fact as per census 2011 provisional results, India is the second most populous country in the world with a population of 121.02 crore, projected to become the most populous country in the world by 2028 (UN Projections). It is a land of multiplicities and diversities. It is characterized by regional imbalances like a large north-south divide in health and development. Population is a perennial problem in India as well as some of its constituent states. In order to address this population problem in India, India was the first country to initiate a family welfare programme way back in the 1950s. This problem is more acute in Rajasthan, one of Empowered Action Group (EAG) states. It is alarming that historically during the last 110 years between 1901 and 2011, the population of Rajasthan has grown by more than six times from 1.03 crore in 1901 to 6.86 crore in 2011 compared to more than five times in case of all India from 22.51 crore in 1901 to 121.02 crore in 2011. Alarmingly, the child sex ratio (0-6 years of age) has registered a sharp decline from 909 in 2001 to 883 in 2011 census. In the districts, it varies from 926 in Pratapgarh to 831 in Jhunjhunun. Except Sri Ganganagar, in all the districts, there is a decline in the child sex ratio. With regards to the trends in literacy rate, it presents a dismal picture, as the literacy rate in case of Barmer has declined in the last decade both in case of males and females, more so in case of females.
The simple linear regression of female literacy rate on IMR reveals that and there is a negative relationship between the two. The regression model with the independent variable of female literacy explains 51.2 percent of the variance in the dependent variable, which in this case is the IMR (q1). It means that an increase of one unit in the female literacy rate will result in a decline of 0.715 units in the IMR and it is significant at 1 percent level. This indicates that increase in female literacy may result in the reduction of IMR.
In order that this dismal picture be put across, we need persons with demography and population background at each district level to update and sensitize the administration to look into the issues of demography more closely. Though we had started family planning way back in the 1950s, still we need to go a long way to achieve the replacement level of fertility in the EAG states, which is pulling the national average.
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Re: What should be done to reduce regional disparities in population stabilization programs and ensure quality family planning services?

Postby aditya.s.d@gmail.com » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:22 pm

Just make Family planning operation free upto 2 child and increasing fees with every extra child. But one here is not include couples who are married long back ( this time needs to be clearly defined ) since they may more children.

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Re: What should be done to reduce regional disparities in population stabilization programs and ensure quality family planning services?

Postby aditya.s.d@gmail.com » Tue Aug 30, 2011 4:24 pm

Just make Family planning operation free upto 2 child and increasing fees with every extra child. But one here is not include couples who are married long back ( this time needs to be clearly defined ) since they may more children.

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