Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday announced that the state government will gradually implement a two-child policy for availing benefits under specific schemes.
Sarma stated that the proposed population control policy will, however, not be applicable in all the schemes in Assam immediately as many of the benefits are offered by the central government.
He said, "There are some schemes for which we cannot impose the two-child policy, like availing free admission in schools and colleges, or houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana."
He added, "But, in case of some schemes, say if a housing scheme is launched by the state government, the two-child norm can be introduced. Slowly in later stages, the population norm will come in every state government scheme."
The Assam CM, notably, belongs to a family of five brothers.