Usage of modern contraceptives

Health and Family Welfare

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.2656 TO BE ANSWERED ON 17TH MARCH, 2020 USAGE OF MODERN CONTRACEPTIVES 2656. DR. AMAR PATNAIK: Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state: (a) the percentage of the population utilising modern contraceptive methods, the details thereof; (b) the percentage of usage of modern contraceptives, the details thereof, State wise; and (c) the details of measures taken by Government to increase the availability, awareness and usage of modern contraceptives? ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY) (a) & (b): India’s modern contraceptive usage is 47.8% as per NFHS IV (2015-16). Details of modern contraceptive usage in the country and in the States/ UTs are placed at Annexure I. (c): Details of measures taken by the Government to increase the availability, awareness and usage of modern contraceptives are placed at Annexure II.