Two Child Policy is Essential for Development; CM Himanta Biswa Sarma

ASSAM: On Saturday, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said that the government will gradually implement a two-child policy for availing benefits under specific schemes funded by the state.

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has decided to implement strategies of population control to regulate the population growth in the state. He also clarified that the two-child policy benefits will not be available in all the schemes in Assam as many schemes are offered by the Centre.

“There are some schemes for which we cannot impose the two-child policy, like availing free admission in schools and colleges, or houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana,” CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said while addressing a press conference.

“But, in case of some schemes, say if a housing scheme is launched by the state government, the two-child norm can be introduced. Slowly in later stages, the population norm will come in every state government scheme,” he added.