Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation

North-East India, August 11: The Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation was established in 2017 to create public awareness and movement to press for a strict population control bill that will stipulate, among others, two-child policy for all. India is forecast to be the most populous country in the world within a decade overtaking China.

With declining resources and a global economic slowdown amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, the nation is hard-pressed to support the current population of 1.37 billion people with the herculean task of alleviating poverty. Resources needed to build world-class infrastructure, a state-of-the-art military, a globally competitive skilled workforce, a modern and accessible healthcare facility etc. gets unduly stressed due to this population explosion.

Instead of returning demographic dividends in the process of nation-building, the growing population is causing decadence with rising social tension in many parts of the country. Social fault-lines are stressed, giving anti-national forces ample opportunities to create havoc.

Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation

The Foundation believes that the only option left before the nation is to bring legislation for a strict two-child policy for all. On July 11, on the occasion of World Population Day, the JSF sent memoranda to the Prime Minister of India from 162 districts through concerned district officials, demanding to enact a strict Population Control Bill. A letter signed by 51 eminent personalities was also sent to the PM on July 17 in this regard. Because of the restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 pandemic, memoranda could not be sent from many districts.

Today, on August 10, 2020, the Assam Chapter of the Jansankhya Samadhan Foundation is launching the campaign in Assam by sending memoranda to the honourable Prime Minister, Home Minister, Sri Giriraj Singh (Minister for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying), Sri J P Nadda (President, Bharatiya Janta Party) and the Law minister demanding to enact and implement a strict Population Control Bill in the next session of parliament.

We want to send a message to Delhi from the Meghdoot Bhavan on the bank of the mighty Brahmaputra, on behalf of the people of North-East India:  Lachit once defeated the vast Moghul army, and today they are going to rule his country by population explosion alone. We want our honourable prime minister to assure us from the remnants of the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day this August 15th.

The Foundation will arrange a series of seminars, public events and awareness campaigns in the coming days to garner public support for the bill.