Population control is the need of the hour and the government wants to bring down the birth rate to 2.1 by 2026, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on July 11. The Chief Minister while releasing the state's population policy on the World Population Day said, the state government is working to implement this population policy keeping in mind "various sections of the society.” In a tweet on July 11, Adityanath termed increasing population as the root of major problems including inequality in society. With a draft bill, on which public response has been sought, the population issue is emerging as a key political flashpoint ahead of next year's assembly elections. The draft bill proposes that people with more than two children will be debarred from contesting local bodies’ polls, applying for government jobs or receiving any kind of subsidy. It also bars government employees from getting a promotion. The bill also provides incentives. Watch the video to know more.