Dinakar Babu, president of the Udupi Zilla Panchayat, said on Wednesday that checking the growth of population was essential. He was speaking after inaugurating the World Population Day function here. Mr. Babu said that increasing population in the country was bringing with it other problems such as providing basic facilities to citizens and providing employment. Family planning should be adopted by all people. Anganwadi workers could play an important role in explaining the effectiveness of family planning, he said.

Meenakshi Bannanje, president of the Udupi City Municipal Council, Nalini P. Rao, president of the Udupi Taluk Panchayat, Rohini, District Health and Family Welfare Officer, were among those present.

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