Today almost every corner of the country India perfectly depicts the example of the increasing population. Almost every social gathering place such as stations, markets, temples, hospitals are overpopulated irrespective of the hour of the day. This overpopulation is the cause of many problems in the country. According to Indian census, the country crossed the total 1 billion in the year 2011 itself making it second to China in terms of the population across the world. Research and patterns show that India may beat China in population by 2025 making itself the most populated regions in the whole world. The Indian government have launched various policies for controlling population and organized several family progress programmes but none of them have brought any change in the nature of a country’s population explosion. Even if these policies and control programmes are strictly followed it would be 2050 until the country’s population can be stabilized.
Reasons for a rapid increase in population
- The country has proved itself successful in reducing the rate of deaths but have lacked in controlling the rate of birth. The rate of birth is much more than the rate of death across the country.
- Population policies have shown success in making people informed about the problem and made the pregnancy rate fall down but it still is much more than many countries around the world.
- Underdevelopment and illiteracy still prevail in many parts of the country. People have their own set of ideas as to why it’s beneficial to have a big family. A part of the population is still unaware of the birth control measures.
- Sons are considered earners of the family obligating parents to have children until a male child is born.
- Illegal migration of people from our neighboring countries is another cause to increase in the population.
Population Control Steps
The Indian government and its policy developers need to take suitable actions in order to maintain the economic rate as compared to that of a growing population. Steps like increment in the status of women and girls, widespread of awareness related to contraceptive and birth control measures, sex education, development of more health care centers can turn out to be very beneficial in controlling the population rate in the country.
India is one of the global leaders in science, sports, military, industry and other fields. Increase in population control norms will definitely result in the better economic growth of the country.