Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma announced that his government will gradually implement a two-child policy for availing benefits under specific schemes funded by the state.
"Be it a loan waiver or any other government scheme, we will slowly implement a population policy for these schemes. The population norms will not be applicable to tea gardens, SC, ST communities, but will be imposed on all others availing benefits from the government in future because the population policy has already started in Assam", Sarma said at a press conference.
However, the BJP leader further added that the proposed population control policy would not be applicable on all schemes in Assam immediately as many of the benefits are offered by the central government.
"We can’t impose two-child norms under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana but it will be implemented under schemes like 'Arunodoi' and 'Chief Minister Awas Yojana'. We will introduce population norms in other government schemes gradually,” he added.