Decades of Population Management Foot-Dragging in India

I came across this article about population management policy in India, and thought you might be interested.  There’s not much to comment upon here, except that even in India, one of the most densely populated nations on earth – ten times as densely populated as the U.S. and 2-1/2 times as densely populated as China – their population continues to rise in spite of government policies intended to stabilize it.  The problem seems to be a lack of resolve in enforcing their policies. 

Appalled by the indifference of state governments to the implementation of the national population policy to tackle the problem posed by rapid population growth that put dwindling food stocks under strain, the Supreme Courton Monday put their chief secretaries on notice.

By the way, to save you the inconvenience of looking up the word in the dictionary, the word “crore,” a word used throughout this article but one I’d never heard before, means “ten million.” 

It seems that India recognized the need to implement a population management policy all the way back in 1976, but the policy has met with decades of foot-dragging. 

In 1976, a statement on the `National Population Policy (NPP)’ was given in Parliament linking population control to poverty reduction. But, it took another 24 years for the government to formulate and announce NPP-2000, the PIL said.

You have to wonder whether India really believes that overpopulation is a problem, or have they too been taken over by the economists and business leaders who believe that population growth is an essential ingredient for economic growth.  If that’s the case, the future for India is grim.


One Response to Decades of Population Management Foot-Dragging in India

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