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India/Uttar Pradesh – Problems with Uttar Pradesh’s population bill (East Asia Forum)

Women queue up to vote in the town of Ayodhya, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, India, 27 February 2017 (Photo: REUTERS/Cathal McNaughton)

Srinivas Goli, UWA

On 19 July 2021, the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh proposed a new population policy, the Population Bill 2021. The core objective of the bill is to ‘control, stabilise and provide welfare to the population of the state by implementation and promotion of [a] two-child norm’. The bill aims to do so through a set of incentives and disincentives for having children.

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