Assam will impose a two-child limit on eligibility for government benefits. Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday that the Assam government would progressively adopt a two-child policy. Or standard for beneficiaries of state-funded special programs. The new population control policy, however, would not instantly apply to all Assam programs. Since many of the benefits are provided by the federal government, the chief minister said at a press conference today.
“There are certain programs for which the two-child policy cannot be implement. Such as free admission to schools and universities or free housing under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana.
“Be that as it may, under certain conditions, similar to when a state government dispatches a lodging program. The two-kid breaking point might be executed. At last, the populace standard will be remembered for each state government conspire,” he said.
Additionally, the Assam chief minister chastised the opposition for focusing on the size of his parents’ family.
Sarma is the youngest of five brothers.
“There is no sense in examining our folks’ or others’ activities during the 1970s. The opposition is saying bizarre things and attempting to drag us back to the 1970s,” he said.
The chief minister, who took office this month, has been pushing for a two-child limit in Assam when it comes to using government benefits.
On June 10, Sarma discussed recent evictions in three districts and encouraged the minority community to implement a “good family planning strategy” to combat poverty, which results in decreasing living space and subsequent land invasion.
He also criticized the immigrant Muslim population for having big families, prompting outrage from a variety of places, including the AIUDF, which has a sizable presence in the community.
Assam now has a two-child limit, as well as minimum educational criteria and the need of functioning sanitary toilets for candidates in panchayat elections, as a result of a 2018 modification to the Assam Panchayat Act,1994.
Sarma further said that AIUDF leader and MP Badruddin Ajmal have lauded the government’s emphasis on women’s education, which correlates with population control.
“I met Badruddin Ajmal yesterday. He commended us on the significance we place on women’s education,” he said.