News: Vice President has released two reports; ‘Status of Sex Ratio at Birth in India’ and ‘Elderly Population in India: Status and Support Systems’, brought out by the Indian Association of Parliamentarians for Population and Development (IAPPD).
- IAPPD: It is a national level Non-Governmental organization(NGO) established in the year 1978.
- Purpose: To moderate the pace of population growth for a smoother course of development so as to ensure an overall improvement in the quality of life of the people and maintain a proper balance between population and development.
- It has a Board of Trustees comprising the Chairman, Executive Secretary, Treasurer and Members look after the smooth running and functioning of the IAPPD.
- Standing Committee: It has a standing committee consisting of 37 Members of Parliament (MPs), Ex. MPs and Legislators belonging to different political parties of India.