National Population Policy

Population explosion and Family Welfare Programme

India was the first nation to launched a family planning programme in 1952. Though the birth rate started decreasing, it was accompanied by a sharp decrease in death rate, leading to an overall increase in population.The early concept of population policy covered both mortality and fertility and did not exclusively focus on fertility. There was also a recognition of the need to improve the quality of life of the people by lowering the burden of disease or morbidity, promoting universal primary education and eradicating illiteracy, exploitation and poverty. The current high population growth rate is due to: (1) the large ... Read more

Health Policy of Chhattisgarh

Health Policy of Chhattisgarh The Chhattisgarh State Integrated Health and Population Policy 2006 The Chhattisgarh State Integrated Health and Population Policy 2006 reiterates the commitment of the State to promote health for all and to provide quality health care services, especially to those in remote and difficult areas. The Policy aims at sustainable human development by ensuring that every citizen has adequate access to basic essentials of life, reducing socioeconomic disparities, improving the quality of life and stabilising the population. Securing the rights of disadvantaged and marginalised groups would be given the highest priority with the aim of eliminating discrimination ... Read more