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Population Momentum

While India's population growth rate has been declining over the years, the overall population will continue to grow as 51% of the population is in the reproductive age group (15-49). Millions more will join this cohort each year. Today 26 million babies are born each year. At current levels, it may take several decades more to stabilise the population. Vast numbers of people cannot avail of services even when they are available, due to problems of knowledge and access. The involvement of educated people is vitally necessary to create a public awakening, particularly from among those who are influential in their own spheres and possess the capacity to make a difference.

Some Facts
  • 188 million couples require contraceptive coverage

  • Out of them only 53% are currently using contraceptives

  • Vast Numbers of people cannot avail of the services even when they are available due to problems of knowledge and access.

  
Some Facts
  • Repeated child births an insurance against multiple infant (and child) deaths.

  • In some states almost 50% of girls marry below the age of 18.

  • Recurring pregnancies follow.

  • Result "too early, too frequent, too many".

Source: RCH & DLHS 2002-2004 Released Aug. 2006 Source: RCH & DLHS 2002-2004 Released Aug. 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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