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Sikkim CM Tamang concerned about plummeting fertility rate in state

First Published: 4th January, 2023 13:21 IST

At a time when states like Assam, Uttar Pradesh have supported policies that do not encourage more than two children, Sikkim Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang said that he is

CM Tamang said that the government would soon announce monetary incentives for mothers bearing more than two children.

Fertility rate of the state has significantly dropped from 2.5 in 1999 to just 1.1 in 2021 – putting the entire Sikkimese population of the state under the threat of getting out numbered and extinct.

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