Population Explosion and Its Solutions
India is the second largest country in the world in term of population. Its population has touched hundred crores and it is still increasing at an alarming rate. In fact we have reached the stage of population explosion.
There are various reasons for this rise in population. First of all, the death rate has been greatly reduced due to the progress in medical science. The other reason is the ignorance and superstition among people who are against the idea of family planning because they think children are born at God’s will and they should not interfere in the will of God.
Moreover in some States child marriages are still prevalent which also leads to more births. Poverty is also major factor responsible for population explosion as the poor add new members to their family thinking they can earn more with many hands.
Population growth is a very acute problem in India and is even threatening the country’s resources. Government has been taking many steps to control it like stressing on the adoption of family planning system and spreading education among the poor peoples. The government has also fixed 21 years in case of boys and 18 years in case of girls, as the marriageable age and even the married couple are being educated about the benefits of small family.
In the final analysis educating the people seems the best way to control population explosion as its final responsibility rests with the family.