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Category Archives: Population
The microscopic Parsi community (less than 70,000) has contributed significantly towards development of India. But today India is worried about their falling numbers; they are at risk of extinction. Continue reading
The current demographic realities of India are different and the traditional remedy of sterilization is longer the right remedy. Today population momentum is the leading cause of population growth. Now the population battle must be fought on the social plain; not in the clinics. Continue reading
In the past three decades, fertility rates have fallen sharply in the developing countries. The historic Malthusian fear of population explosion has become groundless in today’s demographic reality of the world. Continue reading
Many people would be surprised to know that fertility rates have dropped sharply in most of the developing world during the last three decades; except for the tropical Africa and few Middle East countries. So, today there is not much ground for the traditional phobia of population explosion. Continue reading
Development is the most effective form of “contraceptive” for all developing nations. This has been the guiding principle for all population planners after the ICPD (Cairo, 1994). It forcefully connected population with development and transformed the “population problem” into a “development problem” inclusive of human rights and gender equality. For policy makers it meant that they have to learn to think in terms of “population development” rather than “population control.” The Malthus population theory does not apply in today’s world since it is based on faulty assumptions. Continue reading
People see the population of India as a global problem and talk irrationally about things like “population bomb” or “population explosion”. All this is nothing but scare mongering by ill informed people. Find out why? Continue reading
Over 50% population of India is in the reproductive age group; it is a young India. This large young base can be a “demographic dividend” if properly utilized as a productive workforce, else it will only add numbers to the vast pool of poor in the country. Under the current scenario, Indian population will stabilize only after 2050 at around 1.65 billion. Continue reading