With the rise in population enormously every year, the initiative of family planning has been taken up by the Indian government. The basic idea of the initiative is to control the population explosion in India by promoting birth control methods and having a smaller family.
Now that the resources are becoming limited day by day, especially the natural resources and also the competition of surviving with utmost standards, the demands of the large population cannot be met. In India the prevailing condition is overpopulation hence it is an important concern to implement family planning programs effectively. Although the fertility rate of Indian women is found to be declining recently, it has not reached the levels of replacement as yet.
There are many factors that leave the family planning go in vain, most important one being ignorance. Most of the Indian population living in the Villages or rural areas are unaware of the family planning programs and benefits of FP. So reaching those populations and educating them with the advantages of family planning and how to implement the program will greatly help in controlling the population.
Family planning mostly stresses on two important aspects. One being, use of contraceptives which controls the unwanted pregnancy. Most of the rural population hesitate using them or are ignorant of its use. Secondly, people are educated to have a small family with maximum of two children.
Advantages of family planning:
- Prevents unwanted pregnancy
- Prevents troublesome abortions.
- Controlling family size helps in utilizing resources optimally and thus leads to a better living.
- A wider impact on the nation or world is that the levels of resources are not depleted more rapidly than they are built up.
- Population stabilization is an important factor in having an healthy economy of the nation.
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