Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu once again urged the couples in the state to have more kids and populate Andhra with young generation.
“It is high time to correct the trends indicating demographic imbalances, lest the state may turn senile in the next two decades, marked by more eating mouths and less working hands,” the CM encourages people to have more kids.
He also observed that presently,only 50% of the population constitute youth,the state need more people below 25 to increase the workforce and reduce the dependency issues thereby.
This not the first instance he expressed his view on Andhra population, in September last year, Naidu had said, “I used to advocate family planning. But now I am asking people to have more kids, because we educated families are not interested in having many kids. They are looking at it like a big task, as it is tough to raise children. If our previous generations’ had the same process, we wouldn’t be here today. Balance is necessary. If there is imbalance and a lack of youngsters, as we are witnessing in countries like Japan, we have to employ robots instead of humans.”
Even before in March 206, he made his crystal clear opinion about having more children,said “The state’s population is witnessing a down fall. It is not good for any progressive country. Now China and Japan are facing problem from population downfall. Previously, China and Japan followed family planning due to high population. But now majority of their people are old and there is huge shortfall in the number of youngsters. They have realised the problem and are encouraging more child births.”
The need for more workforce rather than having an imbalanced dependent Andhra worries the CM as the population index shows downfall in Andhra population during the last decade.