About My Health Careers Internship MedBlogs Contact us
Medindia LOGIN REGISTER
Advertisement

Reports Showing India’s Declined Birth Rate

by Kalyani Thivakaran on December 24, 2014 at 2:32 PM
Font : A-A+

 Reports Showing India’s Declined Birth Rate

A new study shows that India's birth rate has considerably declined in the last two decades due in part to rising female literacy. However, experts have warned against complacency in the country of 1.2 billion.

According to the official figures released on Monday, the Total Fertility Rate, which is the number of children an average woman will have in her lifetime, based on current trends has fallen to just 2.3 last year from 3.6 in 1991.

Advertisement

The report known as Sample Registration Survey says that improvements in female literacy were having "a direct impact on fertility". India is set to become the world's most populated country in the next decade and has been trying hard for decades to curb population growth.

On this, Poonam Muttreja, director of the Population Foundation of India, a non-profit advocacy and research group commented that, "The new data shows India does not need to panic."



Source: Medindia
Advertisement

Advertisement
News A-Z
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
News Category
What's New on Medindia
Ways to Manage Stress during COVID-19 Pandemic
Can Adjusting Fatty Acid Intake Improve Mood in Bipolar Disorder Patients?
Insulin Resistance Doubles the Risk of Major Depressive Disorder
View all

Medindia Newsletters Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!
Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.


Recommended Reading
National Health Assurance Mission: India’s Universal Healthcare Rollout to Cost Rs 1.6 Trillion
India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's ......
World Population Day 2014: Investing in Young People
The World Population Day is observed by the United Nations Population Fund on July 11 every year....
World Population Will Rise to 9.7 Billion in 2050
The world's population will hit 9.7 billion in 2050 from the current level of 7.1 billion and India ...
Importance of Rural India vis-a-vis Indian Healthcare Reforms
An insight into the currently prevailing scenario pertaining to healthcare sector across India with ...

Disclaimer - All information and content on this site are for information and educational purposes only. The information should not be used for either diagnosis or treatment or both for any health related problem or disease. Always seek the advice of a qualified physician for medical diagnosis and treatment. Full Disclaimer

© All Rights Reserved 1997 - 2021

This site uses cookies to deliver our services. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy, Privacy Policy, and our Terms of Use