#23 Indias population policy

We are proud to have with us  Dr. Parakala Prabhakar, a well known Indian political economist, political commentator, economic, and social affairs.  Dr Prabhakar was an advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government from 2014 to 2018 and he is the Managing Director of RightFOLIO.  

Dr Parakala Prabhakar does not shy away from being critical of the government while being the Finance Minister’s husband.  

By 2030, the two countries will account for 34 percent of the world’s population.  Keeping in mind China's growing elderly population, declining number of childbearing women and shrinking working population base, the Chinese government has announced a three-child policy permitting a couple to have three children.  

India, home to one-sixth of all humanity, holds the key to the success of the 2030 Agenda.  

We will touch up on:  

  • India was the first country in the world to have launched a National Programme for Family Planning in 1952. What is the status today. Does India have a program for family planning?  
  • China will face their set of challenges when it comes to population growth. How about India. What kind of challenges will India face as the country is expected to surpass China to become the worlds most populous country by 2027? 
  • Having children has a huge impact on women career all over the world. According to a 2005 report by a state think-tank, it cost 490,000 yuan ($74,838) for an ordinary family in China to raise a child. By 2020, local media reported that the cost had risen to as high as 1.99 million yuan - four times the 2005 number. Many leading thinkers don’t think Chinese women will opt more than one child as they don’t want to bid good bye to freedom after giving birth. What about the Indian women? Will they bid bye to freedom and career? 
  • Laerdal Global Health have worked in collaboration with partners to train and equip over 750.000 health workers. How do they work in India? What kind of training and equipment do they offer for mothers and babies? 
  • 41% of the Indian population account for less than 18 years of age. Where do we see Indias gen Z and gen A in 2050? 
  • 2030 Agenda

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