What is the mathematics of population in UP, how important is population control in the state?

According to the 2001 census, 80.61 percent were Hindus in Uttar Pradesh and 18.50 percent were Muslims. But in 2011 the population of Hindus decreased to 79.73% and that of Muslims increased to 19.26%. The census department says that in 57 out of 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the population of Hindus is decreasing compared to Muslims.

Preparations are being made to enact a population control law in Uttar Pradesh. According to which now the parents of more than 2 children will have to lose their hands of government facilities and subsidies in the coming time. BJP is calling it a necessary decision in the interest of the country. So the Samajwadi Party is calling it an election stunt.

Let us inform that the population of Uttar Pradesh is about 24 crores at present. Out of more than 200 countries around the world, only 4 countries have more population than Uttar Pradesh. These countries are China, America and Indonesia and the fourth country is India.

Adityanath Mittal, chairman of the Uttar Pradesh State Law Commission, considers only one reason for patients not getting hospitals, children not getting schools and youths not getting employment and that is the increasing population.

In the midst of all this, there is a discussion going on to make a population control law in the state. There is a possibility that whoever produces more than 2 children may have to lose their hands from government schemes, government subsidies, ration distribution, state government jobs and cheap house schemes.

By the way, there is an old history of doing politics by linking population explosion with the population of Muslims. It is often claimed that the population of Muslims is increasing much faster than that of Hindus.

According to the 2011 census, the total population of Uttar Pradesh was 19,98,12,341. In which 15, 93, 12,654 crore were Hindus and 3, 84, 83,967 were Muslims.

According to the 2001 census, 80.61 percent were Hindus and 18.50 percent were Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. But in 2011 the population of Hindus decreased to 79.73% and that of Muslims to 19.26%. The Census Department says that in 57 out of 70 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the population of Hindus is growing at a slower rate than that of Muslims. The 2011 census says that in Muzaffarnagar, where Hindus decreased by 3.20%, the Muslim population increased by 3.22%.

Kairana, Bijnor, Rampur and Moradabad are those districts of Uttar Pradesh. Where similar trade was seen. But the question is, is the population of Hindus only decreasing in the whole country.

In the National Family Health Survey 3 of 2005-06, the fertility rate of Hindus was 2.59%. Which declined by 0.46% to 2.13% in 2015-16. During this period, the maximum reduction in the fertility rate of Muslims was seen at 0.79%. At the same time, the fertility rate among Christians fell by 0.35% between 2005-06 and 2015-16. The decline in the fertility rate of Sikhs was 0.37 percent. So the statistics are showing that the fertility rate in the country is decreasing among people of all religions.

That is why just before the elections, the opposition is calling this move of the UP State Law Commission as hundred percent political. He claims that all these efforts are being made to erase the memory of the people’s humiliation in the second wave of Corona.

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