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Citing the effect of India’s growing population on its limited natural resources, Senior Advocate and Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi is planning to introduce a legislation to foster a two-child policy for the country. (Population Control Bill, 2020).
Singhvi had initially announced his plan to introduce the Population Control Bill during last year’s winter session of Parliament. The Bill is now going to be introduced in the Rajya Sabha during the current session.
Apart from bestowing benefits upon couples who have not more than two children, the Bill also envisions disadvantages for those who do not adhere to the proposed two-child policy.
At the outset, it is made clear that the proposed legislation shall be applicable only to married couples, where the boy is not less than twenty-one years of age and the girl is not less than eighteen years of age.