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Population Policy in India

Updated: Jul 25, 2021

A ‘policy’ is a “plan of action, statement of aims and ideals, specially one made by a government, a political party, a business company, etc.” It guides the present and the future decisions. ‘Population policy’ in its narrower sense, according to the UN (1973: 632) is “an effort to affect the size, structure and distribution or characteristics of population”. In its broader range, it includes “efforts to regulate economic and social conditions which are likely to have demographic consequences”.

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