Essay-Population Control SSC CGL Tier 3 I SSC CGL Tier 2
There are several bottlenecks in the progress of a nation. Overpopulation happens to be one of those. Housing more than 130 crore citizens, India is the second most populated country in the world, after China. To make matters worse, it possesses only 2.42% of the total available land but is an abode to roughly 17.5% of the total population worldwide.
Overpopulation burdens the resources in the country. A lot of resources and manpower is spent in providing bare necessities to people in an overpopulated country. That 25% of all hungry people worldwide live in India and 38% of children between 0-5 years are stunted in the country is a direct outcome of our large population. Developing basic infrastructure like roads, hospitals, schools, etc for such a huge population is a humongous task and we have failed to achieve it even after seven decades of independence.