Why Population Matters


Stabilising population is an essential requirement for promoting sustainable development. Making reproductive health care accessible is the foundation for stabilising population.

Some Facts:

  • 51% of India's population is in the reproductive age-group.

  • 157 million more people will be added by 2016.

  • About 42 percent of population increase is contributed by births beyond two children per family

  • 188 million couples require contraceptive coverage.

  • Out of them only 53% are currently using contraceptives

Vast numbers of people cannot avail the services even when they are available due to problems of knowledge and access. Special efforts are needed to improve this particularly in underserved areas.