Jose John August 4, 2016 No Comments
POPULATION PROBLEM OF INDIA One of the most serious problems that India faces today is the problem of over population. Our population today is about one billion, and is second only to that of China. Our population is growing at the rate of 16 million per annum. The number of new mouths that are annually added to our population almost equal to total population of Australia is increasing in geometrical progression, where as production is increasing only in arithmetical progression. If the present trend continues, our population might surpass China by 2045. We have already celebrated the 50th year of India’s Independence, but there has been little economic progress. The main reason for this is the population explosion Jawaharlal Nehru once said “India’s population problem is not one, but 400 million problems”. Today this number has swelled up to one billion. Our rising population graph is attributed to (1) tropical climate (2) early marriage (3) decline in death rate (4) ignorance, old custom and tradition, and (5) illiteracy. India is situated in the tropical belt. Hot climate leads to early puberty and maturity, which gives rise to increase in population. Lack of education is another cause for increasing population. People think the bigger the number of persons in the...
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