DK human resource index unsatisfactory, says DC

World Population Day celebrations in Mangalore

DK human resource index unsatisfactory, says DC

Though Dakshina Kannada district stands in the second place in the State’s Human Resource Index, next to that of Bangalore Urban, the rate of population growth which plays a major role in determining in the Human Resource Index is not so satisfactory, said Deputy Commissioner Dr N S Channappa Gowda.

He was speaking at the district level world population day programme jointly organised by the district administration, Zilla Panchayat, District Health and Family Welfare Department and University College, at Ravindra Kala Bhavana on Thursday.

The Deputy Commissioner said that though the statistics show the decline in the population growth in district, it is not satisfactory to the extent of managing the natural resources in accordance with the population growth. The population of Mangalore city which was 1.10 lakh in 1951 has increased by four folds with the city’s current population standing at 4.96 lakh.

The growing population in the nation is a matter of concern specially keeping in mind the diminishing natural resources, he said.

MP Nalin Kumar Kateel who inaugurated the programme, stressed on the need to implement a strict law in the nation to curb the population growth. The population should be strictly controlled without paying much heed to the caste and religious aspects, he said.

University College Assistant Professor Dr Jayavanth Nayak delivered a talk on “Population sustainability and the country’s development.”  College Principal Dr Lakshminarayan Bhat presided over and ZP Chief Executive Officer Dr K N Vijayaprakash was present.
     

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