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Whether India's High Population is a Boon or Curse For India


Posted Date: 03 Dec 2008      Posted By:: Ramkumar Profile photo    Member Level: Gold    Member Rank: 49     Points: 1   Responses: 55



Dear Friends,

We are aware that our Country has very high Population, there are many type of Resources which must be developed to improve Ecomic Status of Any Country, but whatever may be the resource it cannot be developed without the help of "Human Resource"

According to Agewise statistical details of Indian population, there are 31.5% (male 189,238,487/female 172,168,306) of total population in Age group of 0-14 years, 63.3% (male 374,157,581/female 352,868,003)of total population in Age group of 15-64 years, and 5.2% (male 28,285,796/female 31,277,725)of total population in Age group of 65 years and over.

It is very clear from statistical details that we have very high percentage of Population under "Earning Members" Category, that is 63.3% of our total population in age group between 15-64 years are the earning Members, this is a great boon for a developing country like India.

Generally the other two age groups between 0-14 years and above 65 years will be dependent members who depends on our Earning Members.

Our Country facing several problems due to over population like unemployment, poverty, etc. But at the same time our high population helps us to develop other Resources in Development of our Nation.

Let us discuss Whether our High population is Boon or Curse For India

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#42598    Author: Spot      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 4015     Date: 03/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 1

hi,
definatly it is a curse for india..

how high population can be boon to the country.
high population is alwayas curse to the country


 
#42617    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 03/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

The Boons of having a higher population are as great as the curses of having it.
As currently we have higher population, I would like to concentrate on the boons of it which will help us to have an understanding of how to utilize it.
Discussing the curses will not help in immediately cutting of the population!!!
If we go back to days of our history also, nations with great population are considered to be stronger nations. As those nations can afford to have a stronger army, prosperous supplies and knowledge. This all were contributions of having a large population base.
Our beloved ex-president Mr.Abdual Kalam also sees India's population as an asset. He feels its large population creates demand for goods and is the basis of economic growth.
Speaking at a seminar organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry in 1998, he said: "Of the billion people, 20 million can buy anything; they are rich fellows, like anybody in an advanced country. Then some of us belong to the 250 million so-called middle-class. They also have buying power. What it means is that (these) people need something. They can buy from you. You concentrate on the local market. That is the message I would want to convey."
It’s not the large population that actually creates the problem but the necessities of the larger population create the problems hence if we adopt a simple lifestyles then a large population is helpful in attaining economic growth.

Regards,
Madhu
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#42620    Author: M. NAVEEN KUMAR      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 03/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

If you ask me it is curse for India for such a huge population that is crowded in this country.That is why here more number of disaster took between people for food and shelter.here we have more number of unemployment problem take in this country there is many crisis in caste system that has disaster this country in a major way so for a small attack it self more number of lost there life and population is the major fact for this in India one fourth of land is occupied by agriculture and some what by industrial sector so there is no land for the Indian people because of overpopulation and it is a boon for India.




 
#42669    Author: sudip      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 03/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

Yea Naveen, I agree with you that as I have already posted somewhere high Population is the mother of all problems. Let us take example of Health Care services. Why can't we provide basic health services to average population of the country? Because the resources are limited. For the same reason we can not provide other basic amenities like shelter, infrastructures and education as well.
While agreeing with Madhu as quoted the Hon'ble Ex-President that higher the population, higher the growth, I would beg to differ on the flip side- Just quantify the benefits of a having a high Population in the light of what was suggested by him vis-a-vis the cost of maintaining such a large population. Let me be a bit precise a. Large Population does not necessarily create larger demand for goods (may be only foods), see most of the population do not have purchasing power.
b. Keeping a large size of Army and police personnel - not necessary if the population is small
c. Knowledge - does not need number

So, as per my view, it is high time to check the alarmingly growing population and this is only possible through strict implementation of awareness programs and No politics.


 
#42683    Author: srb123      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 928     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

overcrowded trains, buses, hospitals, hotels, schools will not a boon for any country. Even our politicians don't know the value of birth control. The family having one child should be encouraged giving some extra facilities(especially having girl child). There is already food shortage in india due to growing population. We must control the population through various awareness programmes. The problems will become worse if we cannot control population growth. Surely it is a curse for India.

 
#42686    Author: Balaji      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 3433     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

anything in this world has both benefit from it and curse due to it .the thing is that how will we use the resource is important .in my opinion population is a benefit than a curse . India has population structure where population of youth is maximum . stage of youth in the man life is one of the wonderful stage where he can achieve what is seen by many has impossible. youth doesn't fear anything so they don't see risk and take it head on . this can used to benefit whole country .but it has also a risk of to thing which hurt the country as we can see from the mumbai attack . population will get stabilized naturally that's is the principle of nature . the population get increased exponentially but food resource will increase linearly . I now that it shame for country if its citizen die for malnutrition and lack of food . but fact is it will happen . population stabilization will also many other way also like some disease outbreak , flood . nature will do all it can to stabilize the population .

after stabilization we don't have to worry after this . population after stabilization will also be high . we can use this population even to great extent due nature has given this balance. resource would just in the right amount .

high population mean high work force . we can start Indian industry without aid of anyone from other country. we have a wide range of talent .

overall if we can control the population so has to reduce the nature's measure which is often great disaster ,we can stabilize and get developed soon.


 
#42693    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 5

Hi Naveen & Sudip, I do agree there are some disadvantages of having large population. But I don't completely agree that this is the only reason for the disasters for health, food and caste system things.
I don't think if a country with smaller population will be like a “heaven on earth” they have their own problems, they should be in the constant free of invaders.
"Keeping a large size of Army and police personnel - not necessary if the population is small". Army is not meant to control the people of a nation but it is meant to protect the people from other nations. So, a country with smaller population cannot afford to protect itself from large nations.
I do also agree that only people without any knowledge and sophistication will only act as a burden to a nation. A nation's population when trained properly and their resources properly channeled will contribute a lot for the nation’s growth
We recently heard comments from US nationals that the recent economic disasters are a cause of increase in consumptions by populous countries like China and India. By this do you really feel that what they said is true? Take for example to case of usage of petrol/Diesel 70%-80% consumption of petrol/Diesel is by the so called Developed countries(with less population) and only the rest is by countries like India and China.
So the Consumption requirements don’t depend entirely upon the size of population but instead on the lifestyle of people.
About the problems of food, shelter and others in words of Rabindranath Tagore, in an article Swadeshi Samaj, said in 1907: "Today the responsibility of providing water is that of the government. The burden of health provision is upon the government. For learning also one has to knock at the door of the government. The tree that flowered itself today begs the sky for a rain of flowers with its naked branches..."The Indian equivalent of the Western `state' is kingship. But there is a great difference between the two. The West has left all tasks to the state; we had done so very partially... Knowledge was propagated without the assistance of the kingship. The king definitely honored the learned. But the learned were not dependent upon him."
If we start counting the negative effects of large population we end up in nothing. Instead we should realize that there might be some curses for having it, now what we should do to effectively utilize the system. As controlling/reducing the population will take centuries of time and in that time we just can’t sit folding our hands and saying when the population comes down only we can have some growth.

"Act now in ways of effective utilization of large population and plan for controlling of population growth for future needs."

Regards,
Madhu
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#42734    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

Population is a big issue which tremendously affects nearly each and every aspect of the society, the governance, the economy and the various other aspects of the country and also decides the advancement in progress.

India is the second most populous country in the world and perhaps this does not make us satisfied and thus we are racing towards having a largest population in the world.

People is the biggest investment for any country and in that sense India is the richest country in the World for any democratic country to have.

Population creates a potential which acts as a fuel power for making up and running of Industries and the advanced sectors which require people in sophisticated work.

People provide a reason for us to create education avenues, to create facilities for a better tomorrow and if people do not exist, then there is no driving force for creating the facilities by which, in today's world, becomes a measurement benchmark towards progression.

But then population has many parameters which have to be very well understood which in turn help us to pave out the way for further development.

One may say that why to have a population for making progress, progress can be done the other way too. But then there are famous stories and day to day events which we say in the following words -

Dig the well to dip your thirst.

meaning, Humans do some work when they feel the need and not to make provisions for a future coming.

By thus comes in the picture the planning committees which every country boasts off....

By having a population of huge size, We can come to know that how far we have developed our capabilities to handle the people, their needs and still, we are making progress.

Thus, in my opinion, even if Singapore is a Highly Developed Country, I would not prefer to call it so because the population which India and The Indian Government handles is truly Enormous or even you can say Voracious in respect to the Singapore Government....

When one requires the ability to think and plan and work on the plan, then we can say we are developing.

Then many may raise a few queries about the male - female ratio, the corruption, the poverty problems.

Truly said, where human mind exists, there and only there will queries arise and only and only after queries arise, will there be a solution for the queries and only this can lead to progress and development.

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#42735    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

Then there are some other issues that how come we can rake out solutions to the problems existing....

Although the solutions for each and every problem is applicable on different levels but then each problem can be solved by a simple test.

This test has been provided in the book " You Can Win" by Shiv Khera which is called the "Mamma Test"

Every time when you do some action, do ask to yourself that whether your mother will like what you are doing.

If you pass in this test and fail in other tests, then also you can do what you are planning to do.

But if you are failing in the mamma test and even when you pass all other tests, then also do not do that planned thing. Otherwise you are deceiving yourself.

And this is how, the different people get created.

The bad to the best all have to pass through the same bottleneck mentioned above ad those who do not obey the above test become the bad and thus true is the vice versa....

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#42736    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

Now the stats show that India has a large working population and also an equivalent pediatric and geriatric population.

This fact if taken as a challenge to support then I would say that India is very much firmly working on this Issue and the working group very nicely supports the non working group.

This is where the electronic technology comes in picture and is helping the older and aged people also to earn at the comfort of their home, thanks to google adsense. I mean to say that they also become a important part of the family because of their contribution to the family and this is especially important for a middle class family and also more importantly in developing countries and under developed countries, where a single paisa (a single penny) counts.

The younger age group gets a lot many opportunities to learn and the lot many career and professional opportunities made available has thus made an motivation, an inspiration in the young that it has increased the education levels in overall India and many of the countries in the world.

It has been seen that the previously available trends in education viz. Medical and Engineering and not the only graduation options available.

Also these two fields have undergone so much alteration, modification and improvement, that a 12th standard pass out student has a multiple number of career options available.

We can say that population creates opportunities and opportunities creates a better population which in turn creates a better place to live and this in turn leads to social people and this socialite is in turn a invitation for a better class of population.


So having a high population is many a times a better otion than having a obsolete place.

What do you say?

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#42738    Author: Radi      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 933     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

No doubt, Population is a curse to India. It is the main problem of all things and it is the root cause. It proportionally creates unemployment, poverty, lack of space, and all other violent activities. If we take terrorists' life most of them are becoming a prey due to poverty just for the sake of money and they are growing like a disaster to the whole world. There are much educated in this world but most are unemployed of higher population. One side India may be growing in all its activities but other side its getting down like these drawbacks which has the population as the main cause. Better to consider the rich and well living if we consider the poor and worse we will know how India is worse at its end. There are still some areas where the basic knowledge of education has not reached. People are scattered like anything and the services also doesn't reach them properly. In this various religion, caste and so on.

Population is really a curse to India

Regards,
Radi


 
#42757    Author: Ankit Narang      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 454     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

India's population is not increasing actually it is exploding. The developed countries like spain and italy where the population is decreasing, this might be considered as a boon.
For developing country like India, high population is a curse. To justify this sentence, here's the points:

- The problem what india is facing due to high population is lack of resources per person, increase in poverty and malnutrition.

- Population increases because of :
a. Increase in birth rate
b. Decrease in death rate due to better medical facilities.
c. Misconcepts about marriage and sex life.
d. Illiteracy,the higher the education the lower the population as a well educated people want to delay in marriage and prefer less children. They are not sex specific (boy or girl). Beside that the illiterate people have more children.
e. Religious belief, cultural norms and traditions play an key role in increasing population.In Indian tradition "baal vivah" and "boy birth" are prime concern. Which causes increase in population.

- The impact of high population in developing country like India are :
a. Unemployment rate is getting extremely high.
b. Decrease in regular resources like food, clothing and shelter.
c. That regular needs create problem like starvation, fight for shelter etc.
d. The more the population the more the residential places which decreases the "Cropland", it takes an impact on Crop Production.
e. Increase in air pollution, more population causes more vehicles and industries. That all causes air pollution.

- Measures to control population :
a. Family planning association should take strict steps towards high birth rate.
b. Govt. should promote the parents following two children policy.
c. Sex education should be give in school so that masses will come to know the pros and cons of that.

- Problem with implementing measures to control population:
a. The family planning is completely depends on women status. Two key factors are there.First, the women should be educated and Second, women should not be pressurized to take conception to birth baby.
b. In India basically muslims who think that child is gift of God, and Catholic who thinks abortion is sin. Due to these reasons there is problem to control birth rate.

- Conclusion is that whatever good reasons the people will show for their more children but all comprises increase the population of whole country.So as far as in my concern the High population is a curse not only for India but also for any country.

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#42771    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

I would request not to mention any specific community and their reason. Then please mention why is the Hindu population also exploding???

You wrote for Muslims, You wrote for Catholics, then why dont you write about hindu???

And if terrorism is a problem in highly populated countries then let me show how wrong you are.

Terrorist activities have occured in each and every country. And if you say that terrorism is a activity in low rungs of society then I will say that each and every country is poor.

The World wars were "played" in the best of countries known on eart and at that time they were the LOW POPULATED countries adn they literally played and dropped atom bombs like dropping flowers and the after math effects are even felt today.

Your statement is totally wrong on relating highly populated countries and terrorism.

If US were the best countries, then the WTC were not to fall....

And if education is only that matters in increasing and reducing terrorism then my dear friend you are WRONG. It is the mentality of the person the group which leads to positive or negative activities.

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#42773    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

In India, problems of lack of resources per person, increase in poverty and malnutrition in seen only in those areas where there is an actual lack of resourses and delivering of resources is another big hurdle.

Places like Nandurbar, Jawhar and J&K are areas where delivering of goods is a difficult task and also that people do not have work because agriculture is another big task over the lands in such areas.

India is seeing a condition that the one who is educated goes in the "green stream".

The one who is not educated but takes efforts goes in the "yellow stream"

The one who does NOTHING, stays in the RED stream and dies in the red stream.

To learn, to earn and to make a living is an opportunity which is given to all, but not all know about how to gain it, how to utilise it.

Such people who remain in the red stream are useless for the country and if we account for Darwin's theory "Survival of the fittest", then these red stream guys are going to be thrown off the community and if the end result of red stream is terrorism, then the encounters are the elimination of these dirt by the society. Similarly, if a police constable does not do his work, then he is going to die in a terrorist attack or he will be fired from job.

Agriculture is also developing and the farmer who used to grow 1 kg per sq ft now grows 100 kg per sq ft which is an advancement in science and a sign that India can support the population.

If we brood on the past, thinking that wheat used to be 2 Rs. per Kg in 1992 and now it 20 Rs. per kg in 2008 then this is only a empty thinking.

Did you even thing that an average salary in 1990 was 4000 to 8000 per month and now the average salary is 20000 to 40000 rs per month.

Darwins theory applies to each and every field. Those who do not learn, do not take efforts are going to die off.

Speaking on corruption

It is WE, YES, U and ME, who support corruption and that is why corruption stays.

Take BOLD Steps, prevent corruption from being spread by you and from you. Corruption will REDUCE.

High Population thus in NO WAY becomes a causative factor for any anti social problems.

Even a person from a high rich class family belonging to great countries like Singapore and UK, can become a thief, a terrorist if his mind, his mind thought chain, his decision making ability turns into negative.

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#42777    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

I do agree with Apurva.

Please don't bring in the community feelings into this general problem of the entire secular nations. Where, all have caused equal contributions.

And the fights and terrorism are not just cause because of competition among the larger population.

In history we have seen many a great even out of prosperity were into wars to show off their pride and dominance over others.

Let’s not discuss here about the causes (more aptly who is responsible for) the already existing vast population.

It would be fruitful if we just concentrate on how to handle the situation.

Regards,
Madhu
Editor - Training Section
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#42778    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Ankit has given us the negative impacts of the large population and my views about them would be:

- The impact of high population in developing country like India is:

a. Unemployment rate is getting extremely high. ---

If we say if there are 100 people and 80 are employed and in some other place if there are 200 people and 150 are employed then the second place might be having less rate of employment, but the revenue being generated by second place would much more than that of the first.

So on a whole though the unemployment rate seems to raise it doesn't necessarily imply that it is a threat to the nation. As long as the basic needs are getting satisfied.

To whom can you attribute the large GDP rate of India?

Regards,
Madhu
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#42779    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 5

The rest of the points:

b. Decrease in regular resources like food, clothing and shelter.
c. That regular needs create problem like starvation, fight for shelter etc.
d. The more the population the more the residential places which decreases the "Cropland", it takes an impact on Crop Production.
e. Increase in air pollution, more population causes more vehicles and industries. That all causes air pollution.


For these points

To our pleasure India is the most fertile land and it has abundant natural resource till to satisfy all sorts of basic needs of man.

The entire problems of lack of or shortage of basic needs is causing not just because of the growing needs of people but because of exports we are performing in lure of the money from the so called developed nations.

This pressure situation as much cause of the transfer of resources to richer countries.

An article in Cambridge Scientific Abstracts says: "Overpopulation burdens the environment with increasing demand for timber and fossil fuels, driving up the price of the raw materials industrialized nations need to import."

A large population may not consume much energy.

India as for that Indians lead a very modest kind of life. The cost of living in India is much less compared to that of many other nations in the world.

Had there been very large scarcity of resources the cost of living shouldn’t have been such a low value.

It was mentioned that one of the causes of population growth is
“Decrease in death rate due to better medical facilities.”
If it were the case we should feel proud of that. Having a good Health care system will only result in this and we should be the proud owners of such a system.

The availability of increased professional help is an attribute of the large population base availability.

Regards,
Madhu
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#42786    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 5

The critics who say “Excess is bad” must remember in this situation it might not work that way.

This view point can be dismissed on the grounds that every mouth that had to be fed with is equipped with two hands that can feed it.

At present statics of India as mentioned by our Ram where “Earning Members” category is of 63.3% and the rest 36.7% only dependent on them.

These recent analysis shows that what matters is not the size of the population, but its age structure. We are lucky in this regards.
Thus a population "bulge" in this “Earning Members” category age, though however large the total population, is inevitably an advantage. Thus, we characterized by such a bulge is seen as advantage.

This advantage itself has laid ideas that India can emerge as a global power in the not too distant future, even overtaking China as potential world leader.

Advantages are derived from the age structure of the population. India is (and will remain for some time) one of the youngest countries in the world.

A third of India's population was below 15 years of age in 2000. In 2020, the average Indian will be only 29 years old, compared with 37 in China and the United States, 45 in Western Europe, and 48 in Japan.
This would imply a large and growing working force, which is can be expected to deliver great growth and prosperity.

So there a large window of opportunity currently available with us because of this large population age structure.

Regards,
Madhu
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#42787    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

The problem now is not that of the larger population but making the “Earning Members” category really PRODUCTIVE.

The problem of development is employing more workers in more productive activities that can yield larger surpluses of goods without having them to lack the goods they currently consume.

If the larger surpluses thus produced are invested properly, this in turn will lead to accelerate growth.

The economic problem is that of identifying and implementing a strategy that can make this happen.

And there is no guarantee that this opportunity being created by the “bulge” of population will not be underutilized.

There are strategies by which we can avoid it to happen. But those need to be strictly adopted and implemented by the government!!!

Regards,
Madhu
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#42826    Author: sudip      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

Dear Madhu, I went through all your posts here. I think you are over-comfortable with the 110 crore plus population. May all of us think this way so that all these 'non-sense' policies like 'Family Planning' and those agencies working relentlessly for population check should get to rest.
But we are pained to think when we do not find a play ground nearby our residence to send our children to play. Our cows are kept all the day at sheds. Because there is no grassland. They would be fed processed food only. I have to cover my nose permanently with hanky to ignore those roadside stinks coming from 'unprivileged' faeces.
Then, let us hope 'positive' that this ever growing size is our asset and one day will come it will definite help us to beat the so called problems until now we were thinking to be caused by this exponential population.
We all are so sensitive to truth that if my poor friend Ankit dared to come with his comments rather undiplomatic though, all of us stand up to show him what to say and what not to say. We are truely living in this kind of hypocrisy that problems no longer look like problems. Thank you all.


 
#42837    Author: srb123      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 928     Date: 04/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

I am the fifth child of my father. Eventhough I am from a well to do family they paid very less attention to me because all the attentions were made to my brothers and sisters higher education. They lost interest in thinking about me. Same thing happens in every family having many children. Now a days also people gave more attention to male children. In cities also some families are having more than 2 children. Because of them we have to sacrificie our comforts of outside life. Resources will be used for their future. We are facing so many problems because of overpopulation but I think we get used to it. All of us are not thinking seriously. We are in a hopeless situation. Strong step to be taken by the government and the people to check the population.

 
#42850    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 05/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Hi Sudip..
Sorry that you got a feeling that I am over-comfortable with the 110 corers plus population, even after reading all of my posts.

I wasn't anywhere saying that we should be promoting this and put a stop to all the Population control policies being implemented.

I was just stressing on how effectively we can handle the current situation rather than just regretting down on it.

I hope you do recollect my statement

"Act now in ways of effective utilization of large population and plan for controlling of population growth for future needs."

Regards,
Madhu
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#42857    Author: venkat      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 05/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Yes it is definitely a big curse to India. Because over population is a root cause to many problems so how can it be BOON to India.

so by Controlling population solves many problems that we are facing presently in India.

So population place a very prominent role for many problems in India


 
#42915    Author: Ankit Narang      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 454     Date: 05/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Dear Madhu and Apurva,
You both wrote that I should not be specific about the community but here I want to say that whatever I wrote in my matter i.e all there in their holy book.

- Children are gift of God, that is written in "Kuran"
- Abortion is sin, that is from "Bibal"

Now what I mean to say is that may be the people who are following these, I am specific towards first point. They might be right in their own view but from country perspective, it is not at all good.
Everybody has a right to adopt the things they have in their holy books.But the statement "Children are gift of God" can be taken in other sense not to birth so many children thinking that they are form of God.
This thinking is not good.

Apurva, you brought the terrorism into the discussion of high population.
But for your sentence "If US were the best countries, then the WTC were not to fall" I want to say that after 9/11 incident occured in USA, can you give me the detail of incident happened afterwards ? No you can't because due to less population and having good resources they are able to tightnen their security.
But if count such kind of incident in india, these are endless. Why because the density of population is extremely high. And sometimes our intelligence bureau will not be able to crack the incident what is going to happen.

Madhu, as you opposed the point of mine i.e cropland is decreasing. Because due to population explosion people need houses and they need to build houses to live.What I meant to say is agriculture portion of land is reducing as it is being covered by residential land.

Now also I want to say that high population is curse for India. The other positive thing of high population, what I feel that India is producing maximum number of talent across the world.
Some data given below prove this:

- NASA is having staff of 36% from India.
- In Pentagon, the head office of security in USA, there 200+ staff is Indian.
- India produces best management resources through such a reputated institutes like IIMs.
There are so many such examples you will find which shows the strength of talented Indian.
But still this seems to be drop in a sea. The thing is increase in population is curse for India as well as any other country across the world.

Regards
Ankit

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#43255    Author: Subhra Kanti Mukherjee      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 07/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

If we go through the right way, high population can never be a curse. Because it must be true that each human being is a resource. If we can develop our human resource in a proper way, it will be gift to our country.
If we think this way, that each human brain is a processor which only thinks for a betterment then this high population will not be sufficient to make our nation a better place than heaven. So we have to make our young generation more patriotic and truth finder. And of course the God is truth. Definitely remember that studying science and other subjects as well as religion are ways to know the truth. Only proper education can enable us to achieve this. So it is our duty to give education to each Indian to get benefits of high population.

If the young generation is educated properly, new avenues will be opened to make our life more upgraded. Each young will create a new avenue. India will be a kingdom of kings. This is our sadhana(meditation).


 
#43257    Author: Subhra Kanti Mukherjee      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 07/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

There should be a balance between the population growth and our countries resources. For this, population control is needed. But again, we can make 'high population' a gift to our nation.

Finally uncode the Tagore's great song "Amra Sabai Raja, Amader ei Rajar Rajatye, Naile Mora Rajar sane Milbo kii Satwe"-- We are all kings in Our (this) kingdom of kings, Otherwise How could we meet HIM( the great king).

Definitely this is possible. For this we need more people, people who are educated, cultered and patriotic.


 
#43276    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 07/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

I feel many of my freinds wants to say that population is a curse. High population is definitely a curse only and only if it includes the dependent people and not indepedent population who act as a resource to the country also termed as MAN POWER of the nation .

No physical capital like land ,labour, raw material, machinery, financial capital can work without human capital i.e. the population. But here the population implies the educated, technically trained people who lead to improvement in efficiency and productivity of nation.

And in INDIA we need that type of population badly to develop. Few years back there was a news about a highly educated person who had 8 children and in an interview he said that my children are not creating problem for country rather they are contributing to its development as one is a doctor other an engineer and so on.

Thus my point is not the population is bad but the people who are not contributing to the production activity like dependent (old people) or those uneducated and untrained illiterate population is bad for any country .

In this context INDIA being a developed nation is facing the problem of having the negative side of population.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#43278    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 07/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

The solution to such a problem is to improve upon the social infrastructure of INDIA like by providing more quantity as well as quality of education, health services so that the population becomes the manpower and not the burden on the country.

And other population control measures obvioulsy should be taken up thoroughly.

China is more densely populated than India but by their efforts and vision they are improving their situation.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#43382    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 08/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

Madhu when You say 'Unemployment rate is getting extremely high. --- '

and give the relationship between the employment level of two countries derive the revenue,You said second country is better as it give more employment and thus more revenue. But this is only GDP or production in the nation, and when we consider the wellbeing of the country we see its percapita income ( per person).
To check out the goodness of a nation,3 factors are checked: life expectancy, literacy level; and standard of living.

I agree population is not always a curse, but in Indian condition it has worsened the deteriorated conditions prevailing.

To add on all the explainations, in my words I would like to say that:

Population of a country can be viewed as an asset and as a liability. When we say ‘people as resource’, then population is considered as an asset for an economy. In this reference ‘people as resource’ refers to the production skills and abilities of country’s working population. Thus when people acquire ability and skills to contribute more to the creation of Gross National Product (GNP) they become resource. Hence a country does not become richer only because of greater population. It becomes rich due to the education, intelligence, capacity to work and technological advancement.


Human beings are both means and an end to economic development. Economic development is for the people but it is also dependent on the people, their capacity and active participation in increased production of goods and services.Improvements in food, education, health, housing and environment are important as they also increase the productivity of labour, and create an environment that increases production and enhances quality of life.


Frederick H Harbison had written way back in 1973 that: "Human resources..... constitute basis for the wealth of the nations. Capital and natural resources are the passive factors of production; human beings are active agents who accumulate capital, exploit natural resources.... and carry forward national development. Clearly, a country which is unable to develop the skills and knowledge of its people and to utilise them effectively in the national economy will be unable to develop anything else"

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#43420    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 08/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

In spite of the many comments given above I still believe that “Population is an asset for any nation”.

Anything can become asset only when one knows to utilize it. I would like to stress that India has been playing a good role in that.
Don’t immediately compare us against the well developed nations. We in our race with developing nations are doing a great job.

From Graeme Wheeler, Managing Director Operations of the Bank, statement in 2006:

“Where India has been very successful is in lifting its rate of actual output growth,” Wheeler said. “At the same time you’re seeing an increase in the ratio of investment to output. Currently around 31 percent, India’s investment ratio compares with China’s 48 percent. India aims to raise its ratio by about four or five percentage points over the next few years, fuelled in large part by household and corporate savings.”

This definitely shows we population are actually acting as assets to our nation.

Regards,
Madhu
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#43429    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 08/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Definitely I agree with you Madhu that 'Population is an aset for any nation' if used properly.But you can not deny the fact that excess of everything is bad.

You are going only by the figures and I have explained about your figures in terms of PCY (per capita income).

I will give you an example to show Indian situation in terms of figures:
Our data shows that the poverty ration in India has declined from nearly 55% in 1973-74 to 36% in 1993-94. Though poverty ratio has declined
, the number of poor remained stable at around 32 crores during this period. Thus absolute figures remaining same, relative figure have changed.

India entered into the second phase of demographic transition after 1992 which says that High birth rate with declining death rates. Thus increasing the gap. Declining death rate shows the progress in health facilities but high birth rates reflects ignorance of people towards population explosion, " This is bad for our country".

High population is not bad but high increase in population is a curse. the reason behind this is scarcity of physical resources in comparison to the rising population. Population is rising at an alarming rate, but the resources to satisfy their needs are not rising at that pace, thereby leading to the problem.Problems like unemployment, poverty, crimes, etc all are created by the scarcity.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#43580    Author: Vidya Sagar Sharma      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 09/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

Hi!
It may seems to curse right now but it would be a boon if we take it
as an opportunity.where some contries are shrinking india is the most young country in world,54% population under 25years and 70% under 35yers.But the problem is how many of them are productive and contributing in growth.
If indian govt provide better resouece to all as like employable education,employeement and opportunies to make their contribution in GDP that leads to emerge india as Economic Power.


 
#43607    Author: sudip      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 09/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 2

Hi friends, you must have seen that dear friend U. Magesh has just copied and pasted some lines from my ealier post on this topic. This simply demoralizes the participants. I strongly object to this kind of cheap works.

 
#43627    Author: Puran      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 09/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

Why call any of the creations of god, a curse? It is a BOON. Let me put it into practical and discuss what are realities.
Yes India is really densely populated. And because of this everything goes around India, It is poverty-stricken country. As a human, we face problems and when we face problems naturally god gifts us solutions to it too. Due to population and because of it India offers range of job opportunities too. I say that jobless are the people who are real kind of lazy because we see people who do sacrifices, they work day and night-some to survive and some to enjoy life. Both are ways of life.
Whatever the state of man be, he will earn or beg, the ultimate concern is to live. So nobody has to teach how to live? There are thousands of ways to remain hand to mouth.
Population ain't of any impediment to India.
Jageraho INDIA!!! We are doing great, Oh! Yes GREAT(I should say it!)


 
#43676    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 09/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

Surely vidya Sagar Sharma, You have given a good link to the problem that population is not that big a problem as the political situation is in Indian Scenario.Steps taken towards the betterment for masses are just on papers and not realised in real life.

We as citizens of India has to be more vigilant towards this so that improvement can be done.

Anmd Puran you I think have deviated from the actual discussion.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#43682    Author: Vidya Sagar Sharma      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 10/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

With 1.1 billion population India is at second place followed by China.world population is around 6.3 billion,we can say one sixth of the worlds population resides in india.
Right now if we look the impact of Financial Crises around the world only those countries are highly affected that has lesser population as like US,Pakistan,Europe,U.K,Italy.India and China has lesser impact of slow down.
The reason behind this huge consumption that lead to production and contribution in GDP.
In india only 2.3% people used to do online trading and involve in sensex.Comman Man is getting their food,shelter and clowth.
In this way Our population is boon for us.


 
#43733    Author: students guru      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 3536     Date: 10/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

I totally disagree with Vidya Sagar Sharma.
Firstly, India's population seems to be uncontrolled. The main reason lies in the rituals and tradition of Indians. Indians believe that child is one of the form of God and God send them to their lap in order to take care of their parents. But in reality, large population leads to poverty.
To explain this, lets have a simple example. A person has 20 acres of land. He has five son. So each son gets a share of 4 acres of land. Next, each of these five person have four son. So 4 acres of land get distributed into 4 parts and each son gets only one acre of land. This process continues. This very simple example clearly explains how increase in population can lead to norrowing of property.

Secondly, as the population increases, the demand of life supporting commodities such as food item also increases. As a result, this leads to poverty. In India, thousands of children die of malnutrition. This is only because of population growth.

Thirdly, as the development of the country is concerned, it gets checked. Many believe that the development in India is all due to large number of population. In reality, development is checked because of increase of population. Today, thousands of yongsters are roaming in seach of job and are unemployed. The development of the country depends on human resource and human resouce depend on QUALITY of population, not the QUANTITY. As a old proverb, "sufficient is good but excess is very harmful", in the same way excess population is a hurdle for development of the country.

The only sollution to this problem is awareness. We have to send a strong message to those illeterate portion of our society, who either don't know about the problems of population growth or either they are fixed to old rituals and traditional and religious belief. Social worker are trying to spread the very same message.
Social workers and health worker are awarning people about birth control. The only way of birth control is to prevent pregnencies. There are several methods to control birth like use of oral contraceptive pills, vasectromy and most impotant is use of condomes while having sex.

To stop the uncontrolled rate of population growth, government should have their policies to control population growth. One of the such policy is one-child policy where parents bearing a single child is provided with economical help. Most populous state of the world, China has already adopted this policy.


 
#43734    Author: students guru      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 3536     Date: 10/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

I totally disagree with Vidya Sagar Sharma.
Firstly, India's population seems to be uncontrolled. The main reason lies in the rituals and tradition of Indians. Indians believe that child is one of the form of God and God send them to their lap in order to take care of their parents. But in reality, large population leads to poverty.
To explain this, lets have a simple example. A person has 20 acres of land. He has five son. So each son gets a share of 4 acres of land. Next, each of these five person have four son. So 4 acres of land get distributed into 4 parts and each son gets only one acre of land. This process continues. This very simple example clearly explains how increase in population can lead to norrowing of property.

Secondly, as the population increases, the demand of life supporting commodities such as food item also increases. As a result, this leads to poverty. In India, thousands of children die of malnutrition. This is only because of population growth.

Thirdly, as the development of the country is concerned, it gets checked. Many believe that the development in India is all due to large number of population. In reality, development is checked because of increase of population. Today, thousands of yongsters are roaming in seach of job and are unemployed. The development of the country depends on human resource and human resouce depend on QUALITY of population, not the QUANTITY. As a old proverb, "sufficient is good but excess is very harmful", in the same way excess population is a hurdle for development of the country.

The only sollution to this problem is awareness. We have to send a strong message to those illeterate portion of our society, who either don't know about the problems of population growth or either they are fixed to old rituals and traditional and religious belief. Social worker are trying to spread the very same message.
Social workers and health worker are awarning people about birth control. The only way of birth control is to prevent pregnencies. There are several methods to control birth like use of oral contraceptive pills, vasectromy and most impotant is use of condomes while having sex.

To stop the uncontrolled rate of population growth, government should have their policies to control population growth. One of the such policy is one-child policy where parents bearing a single child is provided with economical help. Most populous state of the world, China has already adopted this policy.


 
#43735    Author: Ankit Narang      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 454     Date: 10/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

So I am not agree with Vidhya Sagar.As I expressed earlier that increase in population is having a worth for country in case of increasing the resources who are having good knowledgable mind and can serve the country.
But the thing which is happening is "Brain Drain" because of good conversion value of currency with INR (Indian National Rupees).
So this is also a serious issue that the masses is getting the education in India but serving the other nations.
So in my opinion the high population will always leads to problem, especially for a devloping country.

-Ankit

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#43827    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 11/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Excess of everything is bad, whether population in case of India or Excess money supply as in case of America.This will lead to overflow of that thing which become worthless. But when we see China, they have shown that "Need is mother of everything" and successfully handling it also.

Moderating Everyone I will say that points given in favour of population are also equally right as given against it. But there is a misconception amongst people that POPULATION is mother of all problems in India .This is not so actually.There are other factors also which are leading to these problems.In real sense population is aggravating these troubles.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#44003    Author: Madhu      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 281     Date: 12/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

Many mentioned earlier that the large population in India is the key source of many problems. Imagine if we didn’t have such a population would it be possible for us to survive against our rival countries?

The strength of a nation's military is affected by the size of a nation's families. Falling birth rates in Western countries mean that even light casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan bring cries of pain in Europe and America.

You might argue saying that to have a strong military we can go for advanced technology then for more people let me say you to strengthen a weak military; you may build tanks and planes. But what do you do if those tanks and planes need gunners and pilots? What do you do if your country needs a larger, younger, more energetic population with the willingness to fight? No doubt it requires an ample number of people working.

You would surprised to realize that the many western countries like Canada, U.K., Ireland, Australia and New Zealand—are trying to attract immigrants to compensate for falling birth rates in their own nations. By 2050, the total demand for foreign talent in the developed world will reach 150 million. The United States alone will realize growth by pulling in the best and brightest from everywhere else.

But this bulge population has its own disadvantages. Especially we are in a demographic situation of having higher youth population. The age group which have higher instincts and less thought provoked acts could be a source of instability, but a great advantage for growth if the government can provide education and opportunity here. And also the dominant ‘backward’ groups just lack the intellectual depth and integrity to even recognize the problem.

So what can be done here?

Firstly we should stress on the primary education. It will not only make people well trained and productive and will also ensure that they become aware of the need of data and check the political forces and co-operative media so that they won’t tend to become counterproductive by involving themselves in some violence.

Secondly control counter forces in the society so that the youth won’t get tended towards them.

There could be a situation that even when these young men are well nourished and have good housing and education; their numbers grow much faster than the economy can provide them with career opportunities. Many don't have jobs, and don't have places in society. When so many young men compete for the few places available, they become frustrated, angry, and violent. They are enlisted quite easily into radical groups and terror organizations.

"People, people, people. Our greatest asset is our people. The clause is how effectively you use them?"

Regards,
Madhu
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#44057    Author: ganesan      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 12/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

some of ponints are curses to india specially like poverty rate in india is always higher where the top five business man also live in the same country.we cannot concentrate every individual people.
It is also give some boost up to our country india is the only to have 54% of people who age is lower than 27 it is help us to give better production.
Another negative point in the higher population is need higher food production, land, all the materialare needed very highely


 
#44169    Author: sudip      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 12/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

I am still not convinced by the proponents of high population. Because, it is only and only this stigma which eats up the whole progress we are making the other way. Since 1952, we are fighting this menace in comparision to China- which started population control policy only in 1972. Even then our population growth is 3 times a year i.e. 27 per thousand against their 8.8. This way we add a cool 1.8 crore annually to our burgeoning population. What progress we have so far made with the so called assets? - A tall 30 crore plus unemployed mass. Even if we put a imaginative stop to this figure right now and go by the Government's claim to generate 10 million jobs a year, it will take 30 more years to finish Unemployment.
If we go by World Bank's definition on poverty line for India i.e. $1 per day or $365 per year, we have around 26% population to come in the bracket. So, what for we are boasting of this high population? There should be immediate check on this nuisance by promoting people who abide by government's two children policy (or it is high time we made it 'one child') and punish for non-compliance. You see China's success which follows this rule.
You just imagine English rulers came here for some period and made us learn English which we are not in a position now to give up for the sake of Hindi at least to the level of respecting it as National Language. How did they do it? They simply put a condition that he/she who did not know English would not get any job. Thats simple! So, why should not we make 'Two Children for Job' mandatoty rather than confining it to a awareness campaign.


 
#44173    Author: sudip      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 12/Dec/2008   Rating: 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5     Points: 3

So,instead of making kind of excuse in favour of the higher population, I think we should more openly accept it as a national obstacle and all of us should come together to fight it for a better tomorrow.

 
#44218    Author: Seema Grover      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 598     Date: 12/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

When majority of population is contributing to GDP of the country as in China then its a boon,that is country will show development because of people.Otherwise idle (dependent) population is a burden to the country hence slowing down the growth as in the case of certain African countries .
India is facing a similar kind of problem along with certain other problems.

Good Luck and take care

Seema Grover
(Editor India Study Channel)


 
#44314    Author: Sifar      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 13/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

As we know India is an agrarian economy..With time it is shifting from the agraraian economy to more towards the service industry,..This is a sector where more people are requried and me must not forget then when we say people ,we talk about the human resourece.Human resource is not only requried in the agriculture sector but in the service sector as well.And we must not forget that more than 50 % of the National income is contributed by the agriculture sector.More people means more working hand and more human capital

 
#44315    Author: Sifar      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 13/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Those who fear overpopulation share a simple insight: People use resources. They eat food, drive cars, and take up space. Because resources are scarce, the only way to improve living standards, Malthusians argue, is to limit the number of people with whom we have to share these resources.

The rebuttal to this argument is equally simple: People create resources. They bring into the world their time, effort, and ingenuity. Before deciding whether world population growth is a curse or a blessing, we have to ask ourselves whether an extra person added to the planet uses more or less resources than he or she creates.


 
#44409    Author: Dr. Apurva Tamhane        Member Level: Diamond      Member Rank: 19     Date: 13/Dec/2008   Rating: 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5     Points: 15

I do agree with some points of Ankit...

To say that a higher population pose a greater challenge towards security measures, education and military operations.

Higher population does pose a challenge to provide an employment issue to all...

Higher population does comparitively show a rise in poor people as compared to the middle class and upper class of society.

But then my dear friends, do not forget the darwin law of Struggle for existance...

The only fittest will survive all troubles. Why the division occurs between the lower class and middle class is because the poorer class may or may not survive the ongoing economic and social conditions and thus will survive or will not survive the society respectively. Thus they may or may not upgrade into middle class.

This means that even though we have high population, only those who can survive, can only continue ahead which may be called as natural elimination of any species.

So the problems thus posed have a answer for themselves which can be simply termed as natural elimination.

In today's society this fact has a vast importance.

Yes the factors mentioned by ankit that more children per family is a deterrant factor and thus the steps taken up like family planning are essential to curb the population explosion.

Also essential are the steps taken to stop spreading of Sexually transmitted diseases. But those who do not follow the prevention measures, are going to be affected with AIDs and are ultimately going to die.

That too is a natural elimination.

People should be aware that thus in now a day world, a nuclear family, proper acquisition of knowledge and being ahead in the race, has more chances of survival from the natural elimination.

Its like Gandhiji's Message - "Do or Die".

Terrorism came in my discussion because it is a very aggresive mode of expression in resistance to natural elimination but its ultimatum too is to die....

What do you say?

Regards,
Dr. Apurva A. Tamhane
M.D. Homeopathy, C.C.H., C.G.O., C.C.M.
Homeopathy Physician


 
#44558    Author: sathish      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 15/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

countries like china utilise its high population into huge manpower to compete with other wealthy countries,to lead their economy to a positve level,meantime they implement many innovative ways to prevent the growing population.

earning memebers will become old and younger generations will become earning members - so its an cycle,so every one have to face their responsibilities.solutions are following:
* old memebers can guide the earning memebers because they have experience.
* young people can learn from earning members how to convert their skills into value interms of money.afterall education is an best asset.
Obviously,population boom in india is a curse ,but being optimistic we can convert that into credits, like china.
Ignorance is the first cause of population boom,as a matter of fact if the 63.3% of earning members educate 18.3%(for e.g-i assumed 50% of earningmemebers are young people,and i omit other 18.3% of old people as they wont influence the future population) of young people they will prevent the population boom.this is the sustainable solution for future.

EVERY LITERATE OF INDIA SHOULD EDUCATE EVERY ILLITERATE - this is the present & future solution to face population boom,and to convert the curse into credit.


 
#44578    Author: Magesh u      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 15/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Hi to all,
Definetly the population in India is the curse to our economy.Due to huge amount of population in India lot of people's will be lacking to get the basic needed resources.And they are lacking to get the basic needs like food,shelter,money etc.Nowaday's so many peoples are becoming unemployed because of the population only.Even though lot of resoures are available in India they are not utilised for everyone.The production of the food is also high in India but its not available for the poor peoples in India.Also the poor peoples are not able to get proper clothes.


 
#44595    Author: Sifar      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 15/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 4

Hi,

We always blame and say that Indian population is bnae to the country. Have we ever thought that rsing population is not always bane to the country.More populaion means more working hand,more manpower resources..It provides us with the largest market.The market size has increased becaue of the growth in the size of the population.Demand is more in the economy and as demand is more their growth in the supply side of the economics. Globalization has become,helping the international trade developments. Not just that, with the increase in the demand from the rising popluation the quality standards has also been increased.


 
#44604    Author: Ankit Narang      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 454     Date: 15/Dec/2008   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

So many plans and propaganda were discussed by the Govt and crores of rupees they spent on commitee to stop population and try to search out the measure cause of population explosion.
But the thing is till now all the discussion, commitee came with their idea, solution but all in vain. Every solution went under the carpet.
Now it is the time to do something, talk is all worthless. Why India is not implementing the one or two children policy in a strict way ? Why we are not able to control the population ?
The problem will be same until and unless the things discussed by all above from the starting will be implemented in a proper way.
All were having their own point of view on high population but thing is that, we should fetch the good and relevant points out of it and let all the points be come into existense.
Otherwise the curse of population will drive the country into the red.
Good luck

Regards
Ankit

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#48157    Author: nravisankar      Member Level: Bronze      Member Rank: 0     Date: 06/Jan/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 3

simple Malthusian theory says that each person coming to this world brings in two hands to work with.
but later theory says that each person comes with a mouth and stomach also. Not only brings but also starts nourshing his mouth and stomach rather than working on hands.
Also in the name of development, person with his/her hands destroy more nature than protecting it
In the end it only seem to be a curse rather than boon
ravisankar


 
#48407    Author: lakshmi kanth      Member Level: Silver      Member Rank: 0     Date: 07/Jan/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 5

India being the second largest populated country is facing a lot of social problems such as unemployment,illiteracy and so on... Hence population plays a negative role in the development of country. It will be so nice to imagine an India with less population.For this we have to take necessary steps . But we can't stop with this. We can also change our negative into positive. Rather than considering population as a curse it can be converted into boon for our development.Its up to us to convert overpopulation as our strength. with a large human power we can build up our nation into a superpower. All that we need is hard work, good leaders to guide us,corruption free politicians. Along with taking measures to control the growth of population if we take some steps to change the curse as our boon surely India will become the superpower....

 
#48414    Author: kannan      Member Level: Gold      Member Rank: 0     Date: 07/Jan/2009   Rating: 2 out of 52 out of 5     Points: 6

You cannot give an optimizable answer for that. It has both advantages and disadvantages as mentioned below
Advantages of increasing population:
Growth in economy because of greater consumption
Secure funding of social services
More new people more new ideas
Disadvantages:
Overpopulation in cities hence lower quality of life
Large ecological burden.Third world countries will suffer more because of food scarcity.I would be in favour of the second argument and say that the population should be controlled even though that the earth's resources, if managed properly, can sustain a much larger population than the present.Please note that the studies indicate a huge increase of the population in the next 50 or 100 years. Many scientists though say that these numbers are not correct and they are over-estimated. What they say is that these forecasts are done with fertility rates taken form 1960's statistics but the fertility is now declining. They also point out that infant mortality has decreased considerably only in the developed countries. Third world countries that have still really high infant mortality rates and in general low life expectancy. The largest number of births come from these countries. Finally the population growth rates are declining so I believe that we over-estimate the problem.

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