India’s fertility rate drops below 2.1 and the contraceptive prevalence rate increases to 67%

A TFR or the average number of children a woman gives birth to in her lifetime of 2.1 is termed as the replacement rate, which means there will be neither an increase nor a decrease in population.

India’s fertility rate drops below 2.1 and the contraceptive prevalence rate increases to 67%

According to the data from the National Family Health Survey-5 (NFHS), India’s Total Fertility Rate (TFR) has declined from 2.2 to 2 while the Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (CPR) has increased from 54% to 67%.

A TFR or the average number of children a woman gives birth to in her lifetime of 2.1 is termed as the replacement rate, which means there will be neither an increase nor a decrease in population.