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‘Population studies highly imperative for analysis of demographic shift’

Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, 2023. (file)

Kritipur, Jan 4: Demographers and experts have said that scientific and systematic study on findings of census was needed to address the issues that could come from uneven distribution of population and emigration in the country.

During a news conference organized by the Central Department of Population Studies (CDPS), the demographers and experts said that officials from all sectors should have a sort of knowhow on demography to formulate better development plans.

On the occasion, Chief of CDPS Prof Dr Yogendra Gurung said that now we have to work for population management as the total fertility rate (TFR) has decreased to less than 1 per cent.

Gurung said that the country has to make new strategy for doling out social security to senior citizen which is around 7 per cent of the country’s total population and also we need to think of children’s future.

He argued that study of demography is crucial for economic, social and political policies formulation.

Likewise, Associate Professor Dr Padma Prasad Khatiwada said that Nepal should also learn lessons from China one-china policy of the past and present move to encourage for ‘a couple, three children’.

Also speaking at the event, Associate Professor Bal Krishna Mabuhang argued that knowledge on demography would support every individual to figure out the needed human resources for the country’s development and the priority sectors. #Nepal

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