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Population Control fortnight from 27th June-11 July, fertility Rate falls from 3.3 to 2.2 per couple in Chhattisgarh

Population Control

Raipur, 25 June

The Chhattisgarh Family Welfare Department will conduct Population Control Fortnight from 27th June to 11 July. The programme will continue till World Population Day on 11 July. It may be mentioned here that it is an important policy of the Union Government. The Central Government is keen on Population stability across the country. N.F.H.S.-4-2015 Survey Report mentions that the Chhattisgarh Fertility Rate had fallen from 3.3 per woman in the year 2003 to 2.2 per woman till date. A woman gives birth to kids in her productive years. The couple protection had increased from 53.2 per cent to 61.7 per cent. The couples adopting various family planning methods had also risen considerably.

The Health Department officials said today that there is a provision of giving incentive amount of Rs 12, 000 if a woman after marries attaining the age of 19 years and gives birth to a baby girl after two years of the birth baby boy. The incentive is meant only for BPL ration card-holders only. The officials said that people’s contact programme will be launched on 27th June till 10th July. They will be meeting couples. They will create awareness regarding the several family planning methods to be adopted after the couples have two-three kids . A list of eligible couples will be drafted by ANMs, Mitanins and Multi-Purpose health workers. Family planning services will be provided to eligible couples at District Hospitals and selected Community Health Centres. Slogan writing, Essay writing competitions in schools and colleges will be conducted and rallies will be held during the fortnight. Health Department, Women and Child Development Department and with co-operation of Zilla Panchayats the fortnight will be held.

‘Saas-Bahu Sammelan’ also will be conducted at Bilaspur, Mungeli, Kawarda, Sukma, Dantewada, Surguja, Balrampur, Surajpur, Koriya, Jashpur and Bastar (Jagdalpur). Guidelines had been issued all the Chief Medical Officers and Health Officers.


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