National Population Policy of India was formulated
with the objective of achieving stable Indian Population by 2045.
National Population Policy of India was formulated in the year 2000
with the long term objective of achieving a stable population by 2045,
at a level consistent with the requirements of sustainable economic
growth, social development, and environmental protection. The immediate
objective of the policy is to address the unmet needs for contraception,
health care infrastructure, and health personnel, and to provide
integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health
care. The medium-term objective is to bring the TFR (Total Fertility
Rate) to replacement levels by 2010, through vigorous implementation of
inter-sectoral operational strategies. TFR is the average number of
children each women would have in her life time.
National Population Policy pursues to achieve following
Socio-Demographic goals by 2010: