New Delhi, Aug. 27 : Welcoming the decline in the growth rate of the nation’s major communities, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Thursday said, the caste census data released by the government shows that all religious groups have realised the importance of family planning.
“The graph of the growth rate has come down in all the communities, may it be Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs or even Parsis, that gives us the signal that every community of this country has realized that the importance of family planning,” Ahmed told ANI here.
However, Ahmed condemned the government for releasing caste census data before the Bihar elections, saying the government has done so to divert the attention from their failures.
The data released by the Registrar General and Census Commissioner on Tuesday manifested that the population growth rate in the decade 2001-2011 was 17.7 percent.
“The growth rate of population of the different religious communities in the same period was as Hindus: 16.8 percent; Muslim: 24.6 percent; Christian: 15.5 percent; Sikh: 8.4 percent; Buddhist: 6.1percent and Jain: 5.4 percent,” as per the data. (ANI)