Uttar Pradesh has done remarkably well in improving demographic parameters and population control over the past decades, said DK Ojha, deputy chief executive (Stats
Uttar Pradesh has done remarkably well in improving demographic parameters and population control over the past decades, said DK Ojha, Deputy Director General (Statistics) of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, said the Government of India during a national day webinar on “Uttar Pradesh Population Scenario” held in Lucknow on Sunday.
The webinar was organized by the Population Research Center (PRC), Department of Economics, University of Lucknow.
“According to the fourth round of the National Family and Health Survey (NFHS-4) which was conducted in 2015-2016, girls’ education and the nutritional status of children have improved in Uttar Pradesh. Also, Total Fertility Rate (TFR) in Uttar Pradesh declined by two percentage points from 0.6% nationally,” he said.
“Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with a population of 23 crores or 16% of the total population of India,” he said.
Professor Suresh Sharma, Head and Director of PRC at New Delhi Institute of Economic Growth, spoke on teenage pregnancy and adolescent health issues in Uttar Pradesh. He said overall demographic parameters have improved in Uttar Pradesh faster than other states in India.
Professor MK Agarwal, Head and Director, Population Research Center (PRC), Department of Economics, University of Lucknow, said that demography is a variable affected by development and development is affected by demography. He said that the rate of infrastructure development in Uttar Pradesh is faster which accommodates rural infrastructure development so that rural people have all the facilities.