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Two-child Norm

In July 2021, Uttar Pradesh announced a population policy, the draft of the Uttar Pradesh Population (Control, Stabilisation and Welfare) Bill, 2021. While the contents of the bill are contentious, so is the timing of its tabling in the legislature. In terms of substantive population planning, the draft document is not only detrimental to long-term demographic transition, it has serious repercussions for welfare state mechanisms.

Two-Child Norm and Panchayats

The Haryana legislation, now upheld by the Supreme Court debarring those with more than two children from contesting panchayat elections, is a serious misreading of the relationship between population and resources and an egregious assault on the process of democratisation. The law selectively affects socially and economically deprived groups, given that it is they who register higher fertility rates.

Russia : The Demographic Labyrinth

With a declining birth rate and an imbalanced sex-ratio, Russia is on the edge of a demographic crisis. What is required is a prioritisation of the government's population policy - focusing equally on evils like alcoholism and drug abuse as well as encouraging a immigration policy that would offer incentives and welcome living conditions to the migrants.
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