Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has made some significant asset to raise awareness on World Population Day on Thursday.
Naveen took to Twitter which said:
When we make our people healthy and educated, a large population becomes the most significant asset for making the nation prosperous. On #WorldPopulationDay, let’s raise awareness for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for all. pic.twitter.com/RCHAq4hwzM
— Naveen Patnaik (@Naveen_Odisha) July 11, 2019
World Population Day is celebrated on 11 July annually to make people aware about the growing population issues and urgency of family planning.
The day has since then been adopted by the international community to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues.
World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.
The day was first suggested by Dr KC Zachariah in 1987 when the population reached Five Billion.
The world population increases annually by 100 million approximately every 14 months, reaching 7,700,000,000 in the year 2019. With the growing pace, the world population is expected to reach 8.6 billion by 2030 and 9.8 billion in the year 2050.