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Under the 'Parivaar Vikas Mission' of the Uttar Pradesh Government, the state would provide a kit consisting of contraceptives and condoms to all the newly married couples in UP as a mark of 'shagun' to move on the mission of population control in the largest state of the country.
Names as the 'Nayi Pehal Kit', it will be distributed across cities by the ASHA workers and volunteers. They will also provide the couples with information regarding safe sex, brochures explaining the use of contraceptives and also breaking any sort of myths regarding the use of condoms or any such birth control pills.
It's a known and old fact that with the current population growth, India will soon surpass China as the most populous nation in the world. Thus India is working on population control with several new policies and spreading awareness in the interiors of the country regarding the use of contraceptives as an effective tool for birth control.
Uttar Pradesh being densely populated and contributing with Total Fertility Rate of 3.3, where 11 districts within UP have a TFR of over 4 are largely responsible for the country's skyrocketing speed of population growth.
The Parivaar Vikas Mission will be launched across 145 districts in seven states including UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Assam, and Jharkhand. These states contribute a staggering figure of 28% in the total population.
A statement from the UP Ministry says, 'The key strategic focus of this initiative will be on improving access to contraceptives through delivering assured services, dovetailing with new promotional schemes, ensuring commodity security, building capacity (service providers), creating an enabling environment along with close monitoring and implementation'.
It sounds like a good move for a large section of unaware married couples about the benefits of using contraceptives for birth control.