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Manipur: If more than 4 children in the family will not be able to get the benefit of government schemes, ordinance passed

Manipur government has taken a big decision regarding population control. The state cabinet has passed such an ordinance, under which the family will be excluded from government schemes if more than 4 children are born. An official gave this information. The cabinet has also approved the constitution of Manipur State Population Commission.

Under the Manipur State Population Commission, once the decision is implemented, no government benefits will be provided to any member of the family if a couple has more than four children. The state legislative assembly had earlier unanimously adopted a private member’s resolution to set up a population commission in the state.

According to the 2011 census, the population of Manipur is 28.56 lakh. In 2001 it was 22.93 lakhs. Earlier, neighboring Assam had issued an order banning anyone with more than two children from single or multiple partners from government jobs on or after January 1, 2021.

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Khumukkam Joykisan had moved the resolution regarding the alleged infiltration of outsiders into the state. Citing official figures, he said that the population growth in the hill districts of Manipur from 1971-2001 increased significantly from 153.3% to 250 per cent during 2001 to 2011.