The government has taken a unique step to increase the birth rate in Japan. The government has announced to give six lakh yen i.e. about four and a quarter lakh rupees to the married couples. The intention behind this decision of the government is to curb the rapidly falling birth rate in our country and encourage married couples to have children.
Last year in Japan, historically the lowest 8,65,000 children were born and in one year the death toll was 5 lakh 12 thousand more than the birth. The difference in birth and death figures is by far the largest. Japan has a population of 12.88 million.
According to the population, Japan is the oldest country in the world, the number of people over 100 years of age is also high. According to a recent report released by Lancet, if the birth rate remains the same in Japan, by 2040 the elderly population will be more than 35 percent.
To eliminate this gap, the Government of Japan has taken this decision, for which the government has also put some conditions, under which only a couple can be eligible for this amount. To be a part of this scheme, the couple should not be more than 40 years of age and the combined earnings of both should not be more than Rs 38 lakh.
Apart from this, if the age of a young couple is less than 35 years, then their arrival should not be more than Rs 33 lakh. There are many other countries besides Japan, where the amount is given as an incentive to have children. Italy also has a rapid birth rate falling after Japan.
In Italy, every couple is given 70,000 rupees for having a child. In addition to increasing the birth rate in the European country Estonia, the jobseekers are discharged with full salary for one and a half years. Apart from this, a family of three children gets a bonus of Rs 25,000 per month.
At the same time, all hospitals and medical centers in Iran are prohibited from getting men sterilized. Contraceptive drugs in Iran are also given to women who really need them. In Iran, additional rations are given to families producing more children.