Bangladesh: 50 years to stabilise population
September 22nd 2012
The country will need 50-60 years more to stabilise its booming population even if the government maintains strong vigilance on the conventional population control methods, experts told a seminar here [Dhaka, Bangladesh] on Monday [17 September], reports UNB [United News of Bangladesh]. But, they warned, the country's population by the time (50-60 years) will hit 270-300 million given the current status of population control activities. The Institution of Diploma Engineers, Bangladesh (IEDB) organised the seminar on the impact of population growth at its auditorium.
The experts recommended that the government adopt a minus-growth formula for population control instead of the zero-growth target to ensure the stability of population as the growing population has been the main obstacle towards maintaining sustainable development and social discipline. Presided over by IEDB president AKMA Hamid, the seminar was addressed, among others, by Health and Family Welfare Secretary Muhammad Humayun Kabir and Prof Nur-un-Nabi of the Population Science Department at Dhaka University. They put forward recommendations to the government for encouraging the people with incentives on population control, including state honour for the couples having one or two children. The also recommended providing financial incentives to the couples decided to have only one or two children.
Source: Financial Express
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