The Uttar Pradesh population control stabilization and welfare bill 2021 : All important details
UP Government Adityanath Yogi unveiled a new population bill on World Population Day on July 11, 2021.
The draft of the population bill, prepared by the UP Law Commission, aims at curbing the population menace in the state.
UP is India’s most populous state, with a population of around 220 million.
Its main objective is promoting two child policy and states that people violating it in the state will be debarred from contesting local bodies polls, applying for government jobs or receiving any kind of subsidy.
The new Population Policy, comes with the target to bring the birth rate to 2.1 per thousand population by 2026 and to 1.9 by 2030.
It also focuses on comprehensive arrangements for the care of the elderly, apart from better management of education, health, and nutrition of adolescents between 11 to 19 years.
Key points :
State Population Fund would be constituted, and it will be utilized to implement this Act.
The bill is necessary to control and stabilize the population to promote sustainable development with more equitable distribution.
The Bill comprises incentives for those who limit their families to two children or less and disincentives for those who defy the two-children norm laid out in the bill.
Whom will it apply to?
The provision of this legislation shall apply to a married couple where the boy is not less than 21 years of age and the girl is not less than 18.
Coconut Development Board Act 1979, Cabinet approves amendment
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal of amendments to the Coconut Development Board Act, 1979 for famer walfare to make it more efficient to carry out the activities of farming and production of coconut.
Now, the Cabinet had approved to make the post of chairman of the board.
The post of the chairman will be non-executive and there would be a CEO for executive powers.
Those who have field experience will be appointed as non-executive chairman of the board.
It will be beneficial to the coconut growers at large.
The board will now carry out the activities related to the development of coconut outside the country too.
Coconut development board act :
The Act came into force on the 17th of March, 1979 and extends to whole of India.
Through this Act, the Union took the Coconut Industry under its control as a matter of public interest.
This Act consists of five Chapters and 21 Sections.
A Coconut Development Board has been established under this Act on 12th January 1981and comes under the Ministry of Agriculture.
The Board has its head-quarters at Kochi in Kerala.
It has set up six state centers and nine Demonstration cum Seed Production (DSP) Farms.
It has also established a Technology Development Center at Aluva.
It also maintains a Fund for these purposes, known as the Coconut Development Fund.