Yogi Adityanath’s decision to control the population
Daily NEWS Summary | 10-07-2021; Following in the footsteps of Assam, whose chief minister, Hemanta Biswa Sarma, has spoken out in favor of Muslim population control, India’s most populous state, Uttar Pradesh, is working on a law that will restrict welfare schemes. , rations, government jobs and elections. local agencies, those with two children, excluding those that do not meet the two-child standard.
- The state government project finds a way out in the controversial Population Bill that was prepared by the Uttar Pradesh Department of Health based on the findings of the National Family Health Survey-4.
- On more than one occasion, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has publicly commented on the urgent need to control population growth. He even tweeted two years ago that “the nuclear family is an expression of patriotism.”
- The bill establishes that people with more than two children after the enactment of the law will be excluded from the benefits of social assistance plans funded by the government, will not be able to stand for elections for local bodies and will not be able to run for public office, government jobs under state government law.
- They will be effectively barred from being promoted to government office; his ration cards will be limited to four members per family and he or she will not be eligible for any government subsidies.
- Control, stabilization and welfare are the objectives of the law, said the chairman of the UP Law Commission, A N Mittal.
- The introduction of the bill to be discussed has aroused the ire of the opposition Samajwadi party, who said the policy targets the second-largest religious community, namely Muslims, whose population represents 19.23% of the country’s population. Condition.
- The bill offers a host of incentives for people with two children, ranging from a low-rate home loan to discounts on utility charges such as water, electricity and property taxes, between other.
- State government employees who meet the two-child rule will also get two additional increases for full service, 12-month maternity or paternity leave with full pay and allowances, and free health care coverage and spousal insurance.
- In addition, those with only one child will be entitled to free health facilities and free insurance coverage for the unmarried child until their 20th birthday, preference will be given to the unmarried child upon admission to all educational institutions, including IIM and AIIMS.
- Free education until graduation, graduate scholarship in the case of a girl, and preference for one child in jobs public.
- Officials who adhere to the one-child rule will be entitled to four more increases in total, on top of the promises the general public has to do the same.
- The law, when it comes into force, will apply to all married couples in the state of Uttar Pradesh who have reached the legal age of marriage.
- India was one of the first countries in the world to launch a family planning program, in 1952, aimed at “reducing fertility and slowing the rate of population growth”.
- In the past, state governments, both Congress and the BJP, have attempted to control the population by inducing those who have two children and excluding those who have more.
- India’s national family planning program aims to reduce India’s overall fertility rate to 2.1 by 2025. Uttar Pradesh will go to the polls next year.
Milk is getting more expensive
Daily NEWS Summary |10-07-2021; The main milk supplier Mother Dairy hiked milk prices in Delhi-NCR and other cities by Rs 2 per liter on Sunday at all of its outlets, citing rising input costs. Milk prices were last revised in December 2019.
- Recall that the Amul dairy cooperative had increased milk prices by Rs 2 per liter on July 1, the rise in LPG prices, the common man’s burden has only increased.
- While the opposition party and Congress have declared their intention to launch a nationwide campaign against rising fuel prices, concerns are that rising milk prices will only put a dent in consumers’ pockets.
- Mother Dairy is available in more than 100 cities and the price increase has been attributed to increased acquisition costs, which rose between 8% and 10% last year, according to reports.
- Milk prices are also being revised in eastern and central India in Uttar Pradesh, Mumbai, Nagpur and Kolkata from July 11 to a sum of 2 / liter at the current MRP in effect, in the respective markets, according to information published in the press.
- Mother Dairy sells around 30 lakh liters of milk per day in Delhi-NCR, while the total sale is 35 lakh liters per day.
- Based on the revised prices, token milk will sell for 44 per liter as of Sunday, up from the current price of 42 per liter. Polyethylene whole milk packaging will be available at 57 per liter instead of the current 55 per liter.
- Prices for toned milk were revised to 47 yen from 45 yen per liter, while prices for double toned milk fell from 39 yen to 41 yen per liter.
- Cow’s milk will cost 49 from Sunday, compared to 47 per liter currently. Prices for half-liter milk bags have been increased by $ 1, which is an effective increase of $ 2 per liter.
Assam cow protection bill raises concern among neighbors
Daily NEWS Summary |10-07-2021; Assam’s Livestock Preservation Bill has raised concerns among its immediate meat-consuming neighbors, whose head, Meghalaya State, has said he intends to bring his concerns to the government of Assam.
- The bill was introduced by Chief Minister Hemanta Biswa Sarma on July 7, who said the bill will seek to ban the movement of livestock to and from the state primarily to control the smuggling of livestock to Bangladesh.
- Further bill will be presented to the State Assembly in the next session and is intended to replace the current Assam Livestock Preservation Act of 1950, which allows the slaughter of cattle over 14 years of age, subject to approval by local veterinarians.
- It will become law, if approved by the state assembly.
- “We will raise the issue not only with the Assam government, but also with the Center whether the law affects the transit of cattle to Meghalaya from other states after studying the legislation,” says Conrad K Sangma.
- Sagma said the Meghalaya government had previously discussed Assam’s bill with cattle-supplying states such as Bihar, Telangana and West Bengal.
- “Transporting cattle from these states to Meghalaya shouldn’t be a problem,” Sagma said.
- All measures will be taken on our part to ensure that the supply is not hampered due to the law to be passed by the Assam government, ”said Sangma.
- Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh have legislation for the protection of cows and states like MP and UP have seen the brutal lynching of innocent people by vigilantes suspected of cattle trafficking. In these cases, very few arrests have been made.
The Kerala paradox
Daily NEWS Summary |10-07-2021; One of the most vaccinated states faces the challenge of increasing COVID cases, raising questions about how, even as the national COVID 19 curve declines, events in the state are cause for concern.
- The state has reported more than 40,000 cases per day, nearly 13 infections per 100 people, making it the state that has contributed significantly to the national case burden.
- Among the many explanations presented, one concerns the state’s enviable record of reporting better numbers than any other state.
- Almost 45% of the state’s population has received their first vaccination and 10% of the population is fully vaccinated.
- Just last week, the Union government sent multidisciplinary teams to Kerala, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Odisha and Chattisgarh on Saturday after a high number of COVID cases reported by states. A report is expected.