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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Summary: Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Feb 24 (ANI): Raking up a controversy, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vikram Saini has said that Hindus should not stop producing children until a law for population control comes into existence.
4 percent, according to the alarming results of the 2017 census and prompted CCI to deliberate upon establishing a population control system similar to more successful neighbours, like Iran or China.
WASHINGTON -- On April 4 the Trump Administration reinstated a policy directing United States foreign assistance dollars away from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on the basis that its activities in China are complicit with that nation's coercive population control program, the implementation of which includes forced abortion and involuntary sterilization.
However, he judges that population control is the premier solution to the world's claimed impending agricultural crisis.
Even for strictly economic reasons, a state-sponsored population control program is counterproductive.
The abortion industry and Planned Parenthood originated in the population control and eugenics movements.
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.
Objectives: Comparative measurement of knowledge regarding contraception and population control, and to determine the need of inclusion of sex education in curriculum.
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.
The foremost source of this gigantic hype and attainment of ranking are passive pace of fertility-decline and failure of population control policies.