The Great Indian Population

India
April 12, 2007 6:54am CST
Sometimes I really wonder whether the huge population of India is its strength or weakness. And I have not been able to find a satisfactory answer for that. The more I probe into it, the more I get confused. Can I seek help from some wise guys like you.
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@poohgal (6848)
• Singapore
16 Oct 07
Hello there. According to my knowledge, India has a big population of young people. This is good for the economic growth of the country now. As the country grows to be more financially sound and economically stable, other sectors (ie. medical) will improve too. With the improvements in lifestyle and medical technology, life expectancy will be higher for these current group of young people (baby boomers). These group of young people (with higher life expectancy) will eventually grow old and India will face the problem of aging population (a problem many developed countries are facing now).
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@ssh123 (31100)
• India
15 Oct 07
We need to arrest the growth of population because it is the main hindrance to our progress. Though government is trying its best to restrict the population with various measures, it is not sufficient, because it is the people who have to understand and they do not seem to understand. There are particular group of people who want their tribe to grow, so they marry 4 women, produce 4 x 4 = 16 children. If we have such mad people, I do not know where we land.
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@coolsree (509)
• India
12 Apr 07
Population in my view is both strength & weekness. because It depends on the cirucm stances. but the balance is more down towards weeknes. It can lead (Cause) to poorty, unemployment etc. But I think the increase in litresy will give a break to increase in population, because they can understand the problems .
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@shekher (272)
• India
31 Oct 07
hello there, i think its our weekness to hv a world largest population bt for the time being its looking prosperous due to majority of young population .but after 30 yrs it will b burden for our country government is taking major action in this process bt thanx to middle man its not going in demanding speed
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
31 Oct 07
Well earlier even I thought that population of India is one of its greatest weakness for not getting developed..!! Well but thats not true because china is one of the most populated country but its still a develloped country..!! Well but not truely because not every body knows the reral scenario of china..I should not say this much because I am myself not that sure about the true statstics of that counrty..!! But at the end I would never say that population is one of the greatest problem of our country..!! Yes but we do need family control here... BUt it all needs a well manger(government)...to manage all us citizens..!! :)
@Buchi_bulla (8302)
• India
31 Oct 07
In my childhood I read that India has the resources of man labour, raw materials etc. When you start an industry or company, man power is the first essential item. Other countries outsource, when they do not get this man power in their country and less supply more costly there. Further the productivity of the man power will contribute to the growth of the country. May be the food requirement is more. But the agriculture oriented country need not bother for that. This is what my opinion.
@James72 (26829)
• Australia
31 Oct 07
As a foreigner living and working in India, I do have an opinion on this..... Firstly, India has the largest middle class society in the world at some 300M plus people that are well educated, earning good money (For India anyway)and with good jobs. This in turn means strong disposable income availability. The Sensex (For those not in the know this is the Indian Stock Exchange index) is going from strength to strength and most IPO's are well over subscribed because of continuing faith in Indian companies. On the downside, the gap between the wealthy and the poor is getting wider and wider and China is starting to gain the upper hand for outsourcing contracts etc as their costs are similar yet their output is considerably higher. One of the most frustrating things for me as a foreigner in India is that there is significant talent and opportunity in this country yet bureaucracy is very difficult to deal with and the general mentality towards expediency is lacking. If Indians could become far more productive overall they would be a global force to be reckoned with! So as a direct response to your question, the population size is most definitely a strength but by default has its weaknesses because of it as well. Not just in relation to what i have stated above; but also in terms of the poverty and the massive number of people that are just barely surviving.
• China
31 Oct 07
The same problem here in China. I think the population control is necessary in china, because China land cannot afford so many people.
@milott (2648)
• India
30 Oct 07
I feel that with the current rate of population growth our nation is heading for ruins. The huge population is definitely not a strength instead it was a burden to our growth with it coming in way for any growth that we were trying to achieve.