Child-marriages should be dealt with a heavy hand and marriage registration should be made compulsory. Without registration no marriage should be considered legal. As far marriages and divorces are concerned, there should be a uniform civil code, and no discrimination should be exercised on the basis of religion, etc. A mass propaganda and education programme should be launched through radio,. And the press to educate the masses as regards the many advantages to be had from family planning, birth control and late marriages. If the present rate of birth does not come down in near future, it would be disastrous for the country, and then ultimately we would be constrained to resort to such unpleasant means as compulsory sterilisation.
Ielts student, essay : overpopulation
Our growth of population at the rate of 2 is really alarming. Every minute we have about 45 additional mouths to feed. The longevity and falling death rate further aggravates our population problem. According to the estimates of the demographers, with the present rate of growth in population, India would soon become the most populous dissertation country in the world and China would be relegated to the second place. The baby-boom in India reduces the quality of life and increases the problems of unemployment, health, family-welfare, housing and many such others. The chronic problem becomes even worse because of illiteracy and ignorance. People in rural India frequently indulge in sex as a diversion without using the means of contraceptives and family planning. To fight this danger of ever-increasing population some strict and urgent measures should be taken. More funds should be allocated for family planning, mother and child care and birth control programmes under the five year Plan. More and more sterilization facilities coupled with increased monetary incentives should be provided in the villages and towns.
Here a girl of 15-16 years old is mature enough to deliver a child if married. People in India still consider children as divine gifts. Most of the people in villages and slums in the cities are totally unaware of the evil consequences of a large and unplanned family. The people in rural areas, being ignorant and superstitious, believe in divine dispensation in the moulding of a family and refuse to adopt the measures of family planning. The malthusian spectre has been professional haunting India in spite of our family planning programme and population policy. According to malthus population increases in geometrical progression while resources of sustenance increase only in arithmetical progression. Malthus would have been happy to see his theory come true in India, had he been alive. By the turn of this century we shall have a population of 1000 million.
With the result that there is no check on increase in poverty, misery, diseases, dissatisfaction, frustration, unemployment and illiteracy. Even the bare necessities of life are being denied to the people, and millions and millions of citizens are living under the line of poverty. In spite of our planned development and scientific progress, the spectre of starvation has been staring the masses. The reasons behind this rapid growth of our population are too obvious to be ignored. Early marriage, great fertility in Indian women, decline in the rate of mortality because of modern facilities in medicine, surgery and health care, illiteracy and lack of proper education in family planning, etc., are some of the major causes of the problems. Though child marriage has been banned, yet it prevails as a social custom in many states and every year thousands of child marriages are performed before the very eyes of the custodians of the law. The tropical climate of the country helps the high degree of fertility among Indian women.
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With the crossing of the billion mark, the planners in the government of India have once again started thinking of steps that can be taken of control population in the country. . A suggestion has been made that the country should declare a two-year baby holiday. . It has also short been suggested that the one-child family norm should be adopted for with. . Punitive measures are also being thought of to curb this population explosion. . no hard decisions have so far been taken. To sum up, population control is a crying need of the hour. It is a problem that concerns each citizen of our country. .
If we do not plan our families, we might perish one day. 02, population Problem, india is a big country, but so are her problems. Population is one of these problems. The present population explosion and baby-boom is a very serious problem. It is becoming more and more alarming day by day. The rapid growth of population in India has nullified most of our achievements in the fields of economics, industrialisation, employment generation, planning and development. The phenomenal increase in our population has left far behind our developmental and technological gains.
so, for the future prosperity of the nation, every effort must be made to solve. A planned population control programme should be launched to check this phenomenal growth in population in our country. . The first step, of course is the education of the people. . Their whole mental outlook must be changed. . They have to realize that it is a sin to have a large family. . Besides this, an improvement in the economic condition of the people will also bring down the birth rate. .
Family planning schemes should be made popular. . Attractive incentives should be given to those couples who come forward to plan their families. . Those who refuse to all in line should be suitably penalized and discouraged. . Medicines, operations and other devices, that help in checking the birth-rate should be made available to all. . They should not be limited to cities only. . They must reach the rural India.
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Last but not the least, there is a lack of the means of recreation for the masses. . This and many other social factors are at work. . They account for this serious problem facing the country. The problem of ever increasing numbers must be solved on a top priority basis. . Unless it is solved our five year Plans cannot raise our standard of living. . no plan for employment can succeed in book its absence. . The food problem will remain as. .
Early marriages are common even today, especially in the rural praise areas. . Moreover, the birth of a baby is supposed to be the work of God. Illiteracy and ignorance are still rampant Bog families still carry prestige with them. . so the birth rate is quite high. . On the other hand, medical facilities have increased a lot since independence. . It has led to decrease in the death-rate. . The population is, therefore, increasing at a terrific speed. .
ussr. Every year, the increase in Indias Population equals the population of Australia. . The situation is just staggering. . The production of food cannot keep pace with the alarming increase in numbers. The causes of this problem are not very far to seek. . Ours is a hot country. . so we have a high birth rate. . The boys and girls of our country grow and mature sexually at an early age. .
Much has been said and written about this problem of ever increasing numbers. During the last century, malthus, a well-known economist; had stated in his famous essay roles on population that population increased at a much faster rate than food supply. . Malthus seems to be quite true if we look at the conditions prevailing in our country to- day. India occupies only.4 percent of the total land area of the world but the population of the country is 16 percent of the total global population. . According to the 1991 census, the population of India had crossed the 882 million mark. What is more, it is still increasing at an alarming rate. . It is rising at the rate of about one million heads every month. . According to 2001 Census, the population of India crossed the 1000 million mark. .
The, debate over Indian Population
The population problem, or, popoulation explosion,. The the problem of the increasing numbers inindia. The planner proposes, population disposes, essay. 01, no country can be overpopulated if there is work for everyone. Over-Population is one of the numerous problems facing India. . It is a burning question of the day. . It has been engaging the attention of the public and the press for a pretty long time. .