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Health is an important factor in sustaining the balance in the population trend. Efforts have been taken to bring down the death rates and to increase the life expectancy rate at births.

Remarkable improvement in public health is seen as a result of modern methods of diagnosis,, and treatment and with prevention of infectious diseases.


Adolescent Population
The population of a country aged between 10-19 years is known as adolescent population. They constitute one-fifth of the total Indian population. They form the future citizens of India and they are to be provided with higher nutritive value food to avoid deficiency and stunted growth.

A large number of adolescent girls suffer from anemia. They have to be given balanced , nutritious  balanced food and the an awareness should be created to improve their condition.

National Population Policy

The Family Planning Programme initiated by the government of India in 1952, promoted responsible and planned parent hood on a voluntary basis.


The National Population Programme Policy 2000 had the following framework;-

  • Imparting free and compulsory education to children up to the age of 14 years.
  • Reducing the infant mortality rate.
  • Immunisation of children against all vaccine preventable diseases.
  • Promoting delayed marriages for girls.
  • People-centered family welfare programmes.
  • aimed at imparity free and compulsory school education up to 14 years of age, reducing Infant Mortality Rate and Universal Vaccination for Preventable diseases encouraging delayed marriage for girls.


    NPP 2000 and Adolescent

    NPP 2000 focuses on the importance of educating the adolescent populations.


    1. Protection from unwanted pregnancies and Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD).

    2. Awareness to marry only after the age of 18 or 21

    3. Protection from the risk of unprotected sex

    4. Accessibility to contraceptives

    5. Nutritional support

    6. Legal support against forced child marriages.

    A population with good health and  considerable literacy level is a vital strength and resource of a nation.


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