Cost of Inaction in Family Planning in India
India is one of the few countries, which officially adopted a national Family Planning Programme in 1952. The country has made significant progress since, with the decadal population growth reducing from 24% to in 1991 to 18% in 2011 and reductions in total fertitility rate from 3.4 in 1992-93 to 2.2 in 2015-2016. However, owing to high growth rates in the previous decades, the overall population will continue to grow as 53% of the population is in the reproductive age group. Significant numbers of people in the country are unable to utilize the services they need even when they are available due to inadequate information and inaccessibility.