Uttar Pradesh is the most populous state in India with 139 million individuals, per the 1991 census. The Sample Registration System in 1992 indicated a high population growth rate of 2.3 percent and a very high birth rate of 36.2 per 1,000. Several measures have been taken to contain the growth and bring a rapid decline in the fertility rate. The Government of India and USAID began the Innovations in Family Planning Services Project under the management of the State Innovations in Family Planning Services Agency. The goal was to reduce the fertility rate in Uttar Pradesh by expanding and improving family planning (FP) services. Since there has been differential impact of FP services over the years in the state’s different districts, it was considered desirable to take up the district as a unit and develop an adequate data base for generating suitable intervention programs. Baseline surveys were conducted in 14 districts in different regions of the state. The Centre for Development Research and Training, Madras, conducted the surveys in Ghaziabad and Tehri Garhwal. This preliminary report contains the details of the survey conducted in Ghaziabad district.
Sridhar, V.S., P. Subramaniyam, R.B. Gupta, Bella C. Patel, M.E. Khan, and John Townsend. 1995. "District level baseline survey of family planning program in Uttar Pradesh: Ghaziabad," baseline surveys, Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project. New Delhi: Population Council, SIFPSA, and Centre for Development Research and Training.
Asia & Near East Operations Research and Technical Assistance Project