MoS Health Declares That India Attains Replacement Level Fertility

MoS Health Declares That India Attains Replacement Level Fertility

Bharati Pravin Pawar, the Union Minister of State for Health, announced on Wednesday that India has attained replacement level fertility with 31 states and union territories that recorded a Total Fertility Rate of 2.1 or less. In addition, the usage of modern contraceptives has risen considerably by 56.5%. She declared the aforementioned achievements at the National Family Planning Summit 2022. In line with the ulterior motive of  Atma Nirbhar Bharat, the summit’s theme was:

“Sustaining Efforts, Steering Partnerships, Shaping Vision in Family Planning – Sabka Saath, Sabka Vishwas, Sabka Prayas and Sabka Vikas.”

According to the statement by Pawar, the country had recognized the need for family planning relatively early and was the first one to host a national programme regarding it in 1952. Noting the substantial hike in the usage of modern contraceptive practices and the government’s efforts in it, she said:

“NFHS-5 data shows an overall positive shift towards spacing methods which would be instrumental in impacting positively, the maternal and infant mortality and morbidity. More than 17 lakh Nayi Pehel kits have been distributed to newly-weds, over 7 lakh Saas Bahu Sammelans conducted, and over 32 lakh clients have been counselled through Saarthi vans since inception. It is due to these efforts, that NFHS-5 data shows a substantial increase in modern contraceptive use and decrease in unmet need in all the MPV states.”

After noting the achievement of replacement level fertility, the Minister further mentioned that India, which is an integral part of FP2020, has now entered into the FP2030 partnership. About $3 billion has been invested by the country in family planning as the partnership’s conditions required. During the summit, Pawar unravelled the vision document for the India Family Planning 2030. She then introduced the E-Module of Family Planning Logistics, Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) Wheel Application, Management System (FPLMIS) and Digital Archive on Family Planning under the Digital Intervention category.

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