Across the Aisle by P Chidambaram: Good, bad and doubtful

The National Family Health Survey-5 was conducted in 2019-21. The previous survey (NHFS-4) was conducted in 2015-16. Both were periods when the NDA government was in office; therefore, the changes between the two surveys reflect the effect of the policy pursued up to 2014-15 and the policy of Narendra Modi’s government. As in the previous … Read more

India’s Overall TFR Declines but 5 States Yet to Achieve Replacement-level of Fertility: NFHS-5

Although India’s overall decline in fertility rates has been encouraging, there are large interregional variations with five states still not achieving a fertility compensation level of 2.1 – the rate at which a population exactly replaces itself from one generation to the next – according to National Family Health Survey-5. These states are Bihar (2.98), … Read more