In recent news, Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Friday, said his government would encourage the young couples to have three of four children. Addressing the members of women self-help groups (SHGs) at Nelapadu village in the forthcoming state capital Amaravati, Naidu said his government had already nullified the rules that prohibited leaders with more than 2 children from contesting local body elections.
“I have strongly advocated the 1 or 2 children norm in the past. However, the present situation demands us to revisit our population control policy and make required changes in laws. Naidu said, adding that Andhra Pradesh was a victim of adapting to the population control norm as the Centre’s fund distribution policies favoured states that had excess population.
The CM went on to add that the country’s youth population was its core strength, saying that India needed to have more young population in a bid to outsmart growing countries in growth rate. He added there was a need to boost our population to achieve better economic growth rate because Countries like China and Japan were facing issues with sudden fall in population growth according to him.
Naidu noticed that young couples should not stop to have more children as it would lead to a joint family system. According to him, the youngsters were facing stress-related problems due to the micro family system. The CM then encouraged the women to have more children and to achieve financial empowerment.
(With inputs from TOI)