The main targets fixed in the National population policy 2000, India are as follows:

The National Population Policy 2000 provides a policy framework for advancing goals and prorating strategies during the next decades to meet the reproductive and child health needs of the people of India.

This policy states that the objective of economic and social development is to improve the quality of lives people lead to enhance their well being and to provide them with opportunities and choices to become productive assets in society.

The immediate objective of this new policy is to address the unmet needs of contraception, health infrastructure, health personnel and to provide integrated service delivery for basic reproductive and child health care.


The long term targets is to achieve a stable population by 2045. In pursuance of these objectives, 14 National Socio Demographic Goals are formulated to be achieved by 2010. The important measures to this policy are:

a. Making school education compulsory and to reduce drop-outs.

b. Reduce Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) to 30 per 1000 live birth.

c. Reduce maternal mortality rate to below 100 per 100000 live birth.


d. Promote delayed marriage of girls.

e. Achieve 80% institutional deliveries.

f. Prevent and control communicable diseases

g. Promote vigorously the small family norm to achieve replacement levels to TFR.


Policy also suggests some promotional and motivational measures to promote adoption of the small family norm. The important measures are:

a. Reward Panchayat and Zila Parishads for promoting small family norm.

b. Incentives to adopt two child norms.

c. Couples below poverty line, having sterilisation with not more than two living children will be eligible for health insurance plan.


d. Strengthening abortion facility scheme.