Assam CM to meet 150 intellectuals and leaders of the Muslim community to discuss population issues today

Guwahati, July 4: Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday will hold a meeting with around 150 intellectuals and leaders of the Muslim community to discuss the population policy issue.

The meeting will be held at Assam Administrative Staff College in Guwahati.

A top official of the state government said that this will be an interactive session with intellectual and leading persons of the minority communities.

The Assam Chief Minister on Saturday told the media that, he met both factions of the All Assam Minority Students’ Union and everybody said that the rising population is a problem and they need to resolve the problem.

On June 20, Himanta Biswa Sarma said that his government would strictly follow two-child norms to select the beneficiaries in all government welfare schemes.

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The Assam Chief Minister said that the state government will gradually implement two-child norms for availing benefits under the government schemes.

Earlier on June 10, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma appealed to minority Muslim people of the state to adopt a decent family planning policy for population control.

He said that population is the main root of every social menace and if we control it then social menace will be automatically reduced.