Population of India
Riley Kelley

Population Trends:

India, the sub-continent of Asia, is the second most populated country in the world. Holding a current 1.252 billion people, the population continues to increase at an average of 1.2% every year. While death rates are decreasing due to advances in health and sanitation, birth rates are steadily increasing due to lack of family planning, a need for child labor in urban areas to help the family income, and a lack of use of contraceptives for religious reasons.

Population Problems:

There are many issues that come with an out-of-control population.

  1. India has the largest amount of people who cannot read and write out of all the countries in the world, which comes from issues in available education for the massive population of young people in the country.
  2. Families in India have approximately 3 children a piece, which is a high fertility rate in comparison to countries like China, Japan, and the United States.
  3. Almost 70% of people in India live in rural areas, and when too many people live on the same land, it limits the amount of available resources.
  4. Medical conditions are worsening, diseases are spreading more rapidly, and an increasing number of people are living in poverty.
  5. Unemployment is also becoming a major issue in India.
  6. Also, a strain on global energy resources could occur if the population of India continues to soar and as a result, people continue to use up energy sources.

Possible Solutions:

They are projecting that India will soon overtake China in means of population to become the largest country in the world, and people are beginning to think.

  1. If China implements a one-child policy to help control their population, why can't India? The one-child policy certainly helps control the population.
  2. Family planning is something that most Indian couples need more education on, and we can help these couples by providing education on how to build a family properly.
  3. Sterilisation is something that was once used to attempt to control the population, by preventing couples from the ability to have children at all without the use of contraceptives.
  4. Attempts to expand literacy to be available to more of the population & establish more public schools to keep up with the large amount of private schools.
  5. Increased quality of education can help the unemployment issue, as many jobs require a quality education which is not available to many people.
  6. Further development of rural areas in India to stop the migration of people to larger cities.
  7. Another theory is that richer countries can look at the impoverished people in India and take action by accepting poverty as a global issue that they can help solve.

Effects on the US (AND THE WORLD)

  1. The amount of energy being used in India impacts the amount of global energy resources-which the US draws from.
  2. Water scarcity impacts the entire planet, and India is causing part of this problem with its widespread water usage due to massive population.
  3. The entire world is impacted by food scarcity, and there is a need to improve food production, which is a responsibility of every country.

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