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News ID: 2634
Iran » Iran
Publish Date: 14:44 - 09 November 2013
Tehran, YJC. The Majlis is preparing a draft through which it intends to increase the country’s population to avoid agedness in a couple of decades to come.

The Head of the Social Commission of the Majlis in interview with Fars said that as according to common scientific standards, once 7 percent of a country’s population live in ages above 65 the country is considered to be heading toward agedness, Iran is going to have an old population soon because currently 7 percent of its population are at least 65 years old, "most of which are even above 75.”

Abdoreza Azizi maintained "The proportion will reach 14 percent in 2026, to hit 22 percent in 2036. If it does so then we will have an aged population.”

"We must be sensitive to the issue and make plans for it. Of course we must make plans for all social strata to increase the young human resources which contribute to the country’s growth,” he asserted.

He further pointed out that the Social Commission has laid programs for increasing the population and added "Following the Supreme Leader’s guidelines on fighting generation withdrawal and population decline, the Social Commission of the Majlis immediately dissolved the Population and Family Planning Committee from the Social Commission to form the Population and Family Support Committee in the Commission.”

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