Thursday, July 23, 2009

India sitting on Time Bomb..Population Bomb

The world has a population of 6 billion. As of March 2001, the total population of India was a little over 1 billion. Of this number, 157,863,145 are children up to the age of six years (81,911,041 males and 75,952,104 females). Despite the fact that India was the first country in the world to have a population policy, not much has been achieved in terms of population control.

India is facing an intense crisis of resources. There is fierce competition for the nation's limited natural resources leading to quarrels between states, between communities and even families. Our land and water resources are being exploited to the hilt. The exploitation of mineral resources is threatening forests, nature reserves, and ecology. Seventy percent of the energy resources need to be imported putting constant pressure on us to export more or face currency devaluation. Over use of resources is contributing to natural disasters occurring more frequently and with greater devastation.

Before Gulam Nabi Azad no Health Minister was even bothered about the consequences of this time bomb.

The population control project concerns all the Ministries but you can hear any word from any other Minister.

In fact this project should be taken on war footing by the GOI and the private sector organization with social responsibilities should be involved .

All the NGO's first task should be to educate the various strata of population about the consequences of population hazard.

Now its a Do or Die situation for India!!

Come on India Stop bragging about population being an asset!

Let it not become a Curse for India!!

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