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The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J.P. Nadda releasing the state fact sheet under ‘Mission Parivar Vikas’, on the occasion of the World Population Day, in New Delhi on July 11, 2017. The Minister of State for Health & Family Welfare, Smt. Anupriya Patel and other dignitaries are also seen.

‘Mission Parivar Vikas’ to focus on 146 districts in 7 states with high TFR

Newdelhi:11/7/17:“Mission Parivar Vikas will focus on 146 high fertility districts in 7 states with high TFR. Under this, specific targeted initiatives shall be taken for population stabilisation through better services delivery”. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare at a function organised by Jansankhya Sthirita Kosh (JSK) to mark the World Population Day, here today. Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW) also graced the occasion.

Shri Nadda stated that Mission Parivar Vikas is a new initiative conceived by the Ministry with a strategic focus on improving access through provision of services, promotional schemes, commodity security, capacity building, enabling environment and intensive monitoring. Shri Nadda congratulated the team for undertaking micro-planning for these districts and developing need-based programmes to address TFR. The Health Minister also advised the officials to undertake half yearly review of the programme and correlate the achievements with time to gauge whether the programme is moving in the right direction or not. He stated that “We have enhanced the basket of contraceptive choices to meet the changing needs of people and have taken steps to ensure quality assured services and commodities are delivered to the last-mile consumers in both rural and urban areas.” Smt. Anupriya Patel, Minister of State (HFW), said that population dynamics have a significant influence on sustainable development. The changes in population growth rates and age structures are closely linked to national and global developmental challenges and their solutions.

Also present at the function were Shri R.K.Vats, Additional Secretary & Director General, Smt. Vandana Gurnani, Joint Secretary, Reproductive Child Health Care and Smt. Preeti Nath, Executive Director, Jansankhya Sthirata Kosh along with other senior officers of the Ministry and representatives of development partners.

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