December 2, 2022
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Himanta Biswa Sarma criticised the opposition for focusing on the scale of his dad and mom’ household. (FILE)

Guwahati:

Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday stated the Assam authorities will step by step implement a two-child coverage for availing advantages underneath particular schemes funded by the state.

The proposed inhabitants management coverage will, nevertheless, not be relevant in all of the schemes in Assam instantly as lots of the advantages are provided by the central authorities, Mr Sarma stated at a press convention.

“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.

“But, in case of some schemes, say if a housing scheme is launched by the state authorities, the two-child norm will be launched. Slowly in later phases, the inhabitants norm will are available in each state authorities scheme,” he added.

The Chief Minister also criticised the opposition for targeting the size of his parents’ family.

Mr Sarma belongs to a family of five brothers.

“There isn’t any level in speaking about what our dad and mom did or different individuals did within the Nineteen Seventies. The opposition is saying these unusual issues and pushing us again to 70s,” he added.

The Chief Minister, who assumed office last month, has been advocating a two-child norm for using benefits under the government schemes.

On June 10, Mr Sarma had spoken about recent evictions in three districts and urged the minority community to adopt “respectable household planning coverage” for population control to reduce poverty, which leads to shrinking of living space and consequent land encroachment.

He had also blamed the immigrant Muslim community for having large families, drawing sharp reactions from various quarters, including the AIUDF having a strong base in the community.

Assam currently has a two-child norm along with requirements of minimum educational qualifications and functional sanitary toilets for contesting in panchayat polls as per an amendment in 2018 to the Assam Panchayat Act,1994.

Mr Sarma also said that the All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) chief and MP Badruddin Ajmal has been appreciative of the government’s thrust on women education, which has a correlation with population control.

“Badruddin Ajmal met me yesterday. He appreciated the significance we’re giving on ladies training,” he added.

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