India achieved replacement level fertility
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According to Health Ministry data India has achieved replacement level fertility, with as many as 31 States/Union Territories reaching a Total Fertility Rate of 2.1 or less.
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr. Bharati Pravin Pawar informed about the data during National Family Planning Summit 2022.
Between 2012 and 2020, India added more than 1.5 crore additional users for modern contraceptives thereby increasing their use substantially.
Between 2012 and 2020, the number of additional people using modern contraceptives in India increased by more than 15 million, leading to a significant increase in contraceptive use.
India quickly understood the importance of family planning and became the first country to start a national program in this regard in 1952.
What is Replacement Level Fertility?
It is the level of fertility at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next.
The rate is around 2.1 children per woman in most countries, although it can vary with mortality.
Mission Parivar Vikas (MPV) launched in 2016 has given further impetus to the National Family Planning Programme.
Under this scheme, innovative strategies like distribution of new initiative kits, Saas Bahu Sammelan and Sarathi Vans are helping in family planning.
Over 17 lakh Naya Pahal kits have been distributed to newlyweds, over 7 lakh Saas Bahu Sammelans have been organised, and over 32 lakh customers have been mentored through Sarathi Vans since inception.
India Family Planning 2030 vision document unveiled
During the event, the Minister also unveiled the India Family Planning 2030 vision document.
She also launched the Medical Eligibility Criteria (MEC) Wheel Application, E-Module of Family Planning Logistics Management System (FPLMIS), and Digital Archive on Family Planning under the category of Digital Intervention.
He also launched the National Family Planning Helpline Manual, Community Health Officer (CHO) Handbook, and ASHA brochures and leaflets (Family Planning).
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