is population really a problem????

India
December 15, 2006 5:05am CST
in my view.... the problem of population is faced by an underdeveloped nation... fine lets start from the start... in the 1950's when the nation just got independent.. at that time the population was very very low... there was one person in the entire family earnin... this continued in the later yrs as well... in the the late 50's came the birth boom.... and with the bttrment of medicines in the next 10 yrs to follow the death rate also came down.... (we shall now take a hypothetical situation of a single family which by every means should b true for all the others in the nation) the stats that were evident then must hv looked like... earning member in the family - 1 members in the family - the earning member... 8children, wife, mom, dad. total - 12 hence the nation suffered setbacks.... when these kids (8children) grew up...(let us suppose that 4 were sons and 4 daughters.. to keep everyone happy).... the sons got thier wives home and the daughters became wives to some one else (thereby no more under the consideration of this family).... now with the advent of family plannin in a lot many parts od the nation the child per every couple started reducing.... let us say that perhaps 4 kids.... now the stats are earning member in the family - 1 (still the male) no members in the family - earning member.. wife... 4 kids... 0.25 mom.. 0.25 dad... 0.25 grandmom.... 0.25 granddad total members-7 so u c the ratio improves as the nation develops..... the economy improves with ever increasing population!!!!now out the four kids let us assume that two of them were guys.... n with same consideration as stated above v shall go ahead in the similar manner... NOTE: secondly one thing i would like to specify is that in all these considerations i hv assumed the elder ppl to b retired... if they arent the number of earning member increases earning member-2.... the female also earns fromm here onwards.. no of members- male earning member, female earning member, 2kids (hum do humare do ka phenomena), 0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom...0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom (from the female side) total- 8 members ratio- 2/8 = 1/4 now let us consider anyone one of these kids... now IF this person decides to hv just one kid.... earning member - 2 no of members- 2 + 1kid+ 0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom...0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom (from the female side) ratio- 2/7 here the ratio improves and this is the state when most nations hv the distinction of being called Developed...... if this kid produces just one more kid..... then comes the worst part no of earning members: 2 no of members :2 + 1kid+ 0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom...0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom (from the mum's side)0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom...0.5 dad 0.5 mom, 0.5 granddad, 0.5 grandmom (from the mum's side) total members:2/11 now the stats get screwed up dont they??????? so hum do hunare do is probably the best naara????
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• India
16 Dec 06
Population is'nt really the problem. The problem is the "allocation of resources." We could all live in the state of Alaska and have room to spare. The problems that may arise in the future is to meet the growing demand of food and water. Though there is plenty of land surface, some of it is mountains, some of it is desert, some of it is too cold most of the year...not good to grow food. Still there is plenty of land area for growing crops to meet world demands. As for water, only 3% of Earth's water is fresh (no salt). We would have to either pull glaciers to meet higher demand, or create de-salination plants. Then there is the energy demand. Oil will be in greater demand, and will eventually run out someday. Electricity can always be generated. It's said that 100 square miles of solar panels could theoretically generate enough electricity for the United States. Plus there is wind energy and dam energy, as well as experimental tidal waters generators, etc. Energy for everyone can be possible, with the right leadership. Unfortunately, due to greed, politics, and stupidity, many people continue to starve and suffer. Change has been overdue for a long time now.
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@jal1948 (1361)
• India
16 Dec 06
I fully agree with your stats,and that is exactly what the govt has in mind.Why have we failed and continue to do so is not because of faulty govt planning or implementing the policies.Maybe in some areas they need to be closely supervised,but mostly because of Religious bodies,who are opposed to the policies because it will reduce their following,as we are followers of a religion we are born in.
• India
16 Dec 06
Poverty, Lack of Education, Lack of Awareness are the main porblems of population
• India
17 Dec 06
yup quite precise at that
@rladiga00 (1166)
• India
15 Dec 06
Population is not a problem. What is problem is problem is increase in population by leaps and bounds. This puts the planning mechanism hayware and it is like breathing under water.
• India
15 Dec 06
made a little mistake there in the last para if this kid produces just one more kid..... then comes the worst part no of earning members: 2 no of members:2 + 1kid+ 1 dad 1mom, 1 granddad, 1 grandmom...1 dad 1 mom, 1 granddad, 1 grandmom (from the mum's side)1 dad 1 mom, 1 granddad, 1 grandmom...1 dad 1 mom, 1 granddad, 1 grandmom (from the wife's side) total members:2/19 now the stats get screwed up dont they??????? so hum do hunare do is probably the best naara????
@milott (2649)
• India
17 Dec 06
Yes, of course over population is the biggest issue for any country. My country ranks second in terms of population in the whole world and it could become the first in around 2010, prediction. We face lots of problems all because of population. Because of population, unemployment is one of the core issue here and of course education and other important issues like food, shelter, etc. We see crowds everywhere here. Even though we have got used to it. Our majority of problems arise only because of population only. Because of it majority of people living in rural areas are below the poverty line. And they come to city for a living and hence cities here are over crowded forcing people to live in temporary shelters like roadside huts, below the bridge, etc. and this further give rise to many other problems.
• Malaysia
16 Dec 06
HMM.. well population is the heart of a nation.. the more people the country has, the more assets.. just that the government needs to be intelligently managing their 'assets' in the country.. not just ignoring the poor.. and making the rich get richer.. but empowering the poor seems to be a little problem.. they lack confidence or rather the much needed 'positive mind set' that you can do IT.. maybe that's where the real downfall is..
@vanities (11351)
• Davao, Philippines
16 Dec 06
it is really a problem if you dont have enough income to feed your family..yeah underdeveloped suffer a lot ..unemployment...overpopulated..
@suahsan (786)
• United States
16 Dec 06
The Royal Rodale - The Royal Rodale
WELL I THINK THE PROBLEM IS NOT A POPULATION THE PROBLEM IS RESOURCES WHICH ARE GOING DOWN THAT IS WHY WE ARE THINKING THAT POPULATION IS A PROBLEM BUT THE MEAN TIME WE NEED MORE RESOURCES TO MANAGE PEOPLE BUT WE CAN’T MAKE IT THAT IS WHY WE ARE BLAMING THAT POPULATION IS CREATING A PROBLEM BUT THIS IS NOT GOOD EVERYTHING IS RUNNING BY GOD ORDER SO WE CAN’T STOP IT WHICH HAS WRITTEN SO IT WILL BE DONE AT ANY COST SO IT IS UP TO US HOW CAN WE MANAGE. AND YOUR INFO AND KNOWLEDGE IS REALLY GOOD APPRECIATING…AND THIS IS A NICE TOPIC TOO. I HOPE YOU GOT MY POINT AND YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I WANTED TO SAY..
@ThulsZ (784)
• India
16 Dec 06
over population - increasing population leads to many of the probs in the world
yeah with no doubt..population is the serious cause for many of the problems,that a country is facing.. 1 unemployment 2if the government tries to bring any plan to control the unemployment by giving rise to any organization or by starting any new work.they need perfect place for it.but it has been previously occupied by the people itself... so,keep on going
• Pakistan
16 Dec 06
yes, population is a very great problem. Although the population of England is tended to decrease . every other country is increasing in population. This is very serious indeed.
• India
16 Dec 06
exponential increase in population is really a cause for concern.especially in the under devoloped countries,it leads to more poverty and more people living below poverty line. the child maynot get all the proper resource for his upbringing.so i agree the best way is to contain populaton.a family can have atmost 2 children.
@ravibabli (1558)
• India
16 Dec 06
Yes Population the the main problem in the world.
• India
16 Dec 06
population i s big problem as we will be angaged in ourself we cant manage such huge population and we cant develop too much
@shob2201 (620)
• India
16 Dec 06
I do feel population is the root of all other problems we face in India.
@satlove (1111)
• India
16 Dec 06
increase in population is really a major problem
• United States
16 Dec 06
I think the population is a problem because we will run out of room. You look at major cities and polution and houses are on top of each other and to drive 1 mile it takes 10 minutes during rush hour becuase there are so many people. Land is being swallowed up and natural resources are being depleted on a daily basis.
@hemesh (214)
• India
16 Dec 06
population gives a human resource if managed in a good manner. otherwise it would create unemployment and stunt the growt of an economy.
• India
16 Dec 06
noe thats what our government has been stressing all the while.planners who are planning are not dumb they have also worked out that ratio and given us the suggestion of "we two ours two".any way your wwork would be very much informative to others.thanks for taking so much pain.
@Saulovp (196)
• Brazil
16 Dec 06
all country has problems.
• India
16 Dec 06
At one time I believed in this theory. I still believe that we cannot have population explosion, but some controlled slow steady growth is required to sustain the economy and the good readily available services. Less population mean less demand for goods and services. This itself can translate to unemployment. In emergency service sector, we will find people ideal, but at the same time they are needed, hence cost of service will go up with respect to utilisation. PS Some advance countries already have achieved zero population growth, and are doing fine but they still have inflation and cost increases in all sectors.