On the occasion of Father’s Day on Sunday, Mizoram Sports minister Robert Romawia Royte has declared a cash incentive of ₹1 lakh to those living parent with the highest number of children in his constituency to encourage population growth among the Mizo communities. The Minister also stated that the infertility rate and the decreasing growth rate of the Mizo population has become a matter of concern.
Royte announced that he would reward a man or woman having the highest number of offspring within his Aizawl East-2 assembly constituency with a cash incentive of ₹1 lakh, a certificate and a trophy
While talking to the news agency PTI, Royte said, “Mizoram is far below the optimum number of people to attain development in various fields because of the gradual decline in its population. Low population is a serious issue and hurdle for small communities or tribes like Mizos to survive and progress”.