Our country is the second most populated country in the world after China. Out of every five people in the entire world one is an Indian. India’s present population is over one billion and it is the source of major problems for the entire country.
India that used to be a land full of lush green jungles and wild animals and birds in fast changing into a land often struck in various parts by famines, floods and droughts. Population is very much at the root of this grave problem.
Every person needs a certain amount of space to live in. To make place for the billion strong population of our country to live, a huge amount of the forested areas of our motherland has been destroyed. The most alarming fact is that India’s population is still increasing.
The increasing population does not demand land only to house the new comers but large tracks of land is required to cultivate food crops for them. They need parks, play grounds and swimming pools for their entertainment etc.
Our country is today on the brink of population explosion and if the population growth is not put a stop to or at least slowed down, then no amount of progress our country makes will make any difference to the poverty that plagues the country.