New Delhi: On Saturday, Union Minister Giriraj Singh, said that the rising population of India has posed a challenge for the country, adding that strict laws for the same are needed in order to stand with developed nations.
“The rising population has become a challenge. If we want to stand with developed nations, we’ll have to bring a Population Control Act – a strict law which will be applicable to everyone in this country regardless of any religion they follow,” said Singh, on the occasion of World Population Day.
The population can be both an asset and a liability for the country, he said, urging the people not to politicize the population control laws or connect it with religion.
“Today, the population boom in India has become a challenge. There is a need to control it. We have over 18 percent of the world population. Whereas we only have 2 percent of the total land and 4 percent of the water,” said Singh, adding “This should only be connected to the development of the country.”
“If China had not introduced population control laws in 1979, they would have had another 60 crore population in the country. Population control was a key turning point in the development of the neighboring country,” he added.
Source : ANI