A- A A+
Last Updated : Oct 17 2019 4:19PM     Screen Reader Access
News Highlights
Inviting global investors to India, Finance Minister says there is no better place in world            Campaigning for Assembly Elections in Haryana, Maharashtra reaches peak; Rajnath Singh accuses Congress of internationalising Kashmir issue            Kerala extends maternity leave benefits to teachers, other staff of private educational institutions            Odd-Even scheme to be implemented in Delhi from Nov 4 for 12 days; no exemption for private CNG vehicles            Sri Lanka's Jaffna international airport receives its inaugural flight from Chennai           

National News

Jul 11, 2019

Harsh Vardhan calls for good communication with people to address growing population challenge

Union Health and Family Welfare Minister Harsh Vardhan today highlighted the importance of imparting good quality information and knowledge to people consistently for making any health programme a success. 

Speaking at the inaugural of a workshop on the occasion of World Population Day in Delhi, the Minister said the growing population is a cause for concern and containing it may seem like a daunting prospect. He stated that even seemingly impossible tasks, like containing population, can be made possible with good vision and proper communication with the common people. 

He cited the Polio Eradication Programme and emphasized how good communication about the subject made the programme a success. 

The Health Minister said the population has risen from 30 crores at the time of independence to over 130 crore and there are reports which suggest that the country will surpass China in the future. 

He said NationalDemocratic Alliance Government is committed to making health care accessible and affordable for all sections of society. He gave the example of Ayushman Bharat Scheme and said the government is laying a lot of emphasis on preventive and promotive health care. 

Our correspondent reports the theme for World Population Day this year is "ICPD@25 - Leveraging Partnerships". 

The day is observed every year to highlight the importance of population stabilization which is a critical determinant of human development.  

This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. 

Twenty-five years have passed since that landmark conference, where 179 governments recognized that reproductive health and gender equality are essential for achieving sustainable development.

   Related News

Live Twitter Feed

Listen News

Morning News 17 (Oct) Midday News 17 (Oct) News at Nine 16 (Oct) Hourly 17 (Oct) (1600hrs)
समाचार प्रभात 17 (Oct) दोपहर समाचार 17 (Oct) समाचार संध्या 16 (Oct) प्रति घंटा समाचार 17 (Oct) (1305hrs)
Khabarnama (Mor) 17 (Oct) Khabrein(Day) 17 (Oct) Khabrein(Eve) 16 (Oct)
Aaj Savere 17 (Oct) Parikrama 16 (Oct)

Listen Programs

Market Mantra 16 (Oct) Samayki 16 (Oct) Sports Scan 16 (Oct) Spotlight/News Analysis 16 (Oct) Samachar Darshan 16 (Oct) Radio Newsreel 15 (Oct)
    Public Speak

    Country wide 10 (Oct) Surkhiyon Mein 10 (Oct) Charcha Ka Vishai Ha 16 (Oct) Vaad-Samvaad 15 (Oct) Money Talk 15 (Oct) Current Affairs 11 (Oct)