population control


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population control

n
(Sociology) a policy of attempting to limit the growth in numbers of a population, esp in poor or densely populated parts of the world, by programmes of contraception or sterilization
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Noun1.population control - control over the growth of population; a government program
social control - control exerted (actively or passively) by group action
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Lahore -- The Punjab government has decided to engage religious figures as social mobilizers to help interact with the people on population control issues.
A section of sadhus, including two Maha- Mandaleshwars and leaders of 36 Hindu castes of western Uttar Pradesh, held a panchayat at the Dasna Devi temple in Ghaziabad on Sunday and declared that they would raise a mass movement to mount pressure on the government to frame a law for population control.
The Shoura Council on Monday decided to present a controversial population control policy document, prepared by the government, to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah after it was rejected twice by the 150-member strong consultative body.
Methods to enforce population control in India have always been controversial.
He stressed the audience to inculcate the sense of responsibility in masses regarding population control and work with national zeal for the national cause.
Without population control and eventually reduction nothing will change no matter how many windmills you build.
SIR David Attenborough has dismissed sending food aid to countries enduring famine as "barmy" as he urged for more debate about population control.
Contract award: service rodent control, of dezanzarizzazione, the fight against asian tiger mosquito, population control of pigeons and sanitation / disinfection.
China: China has launched a probe into the abduction of children allegedly born in violation of population control policies then trafficked by officials into adoptions worldwide, an official said Tuesday.
Ultimately, the only way we will survive as a species is by some form of population control.
In the name of population control, Holdren has advocated forced abortion and compulsory sterilization through government-administered tainting of the water supply.
To understand the rise and fall of the population control empire, Connelly argues, one must begin by appreciating the emergence in the late nineteenth century of a world economy.