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With 140 crore people on 2.4% of the land area, is India headed towards a ruin? [Read PIL]

Lawstreet Journal 30 Jul 2021 12:57am

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Executive With 140 crore people on 2.4% of the land area, is India headed towards a ruin? [Read PIL]

India hosts around 18 percent of the world population on merely 2.4% of the World’s land area. As the population is growing, natural resources are depleting, and India could well be heading towards a ruin. 

How much is India’s Population:

India’s official population according to Census 2011 is 121 crores and is ranked second in the Global Population index. But figures suggest that India’s population maybe around 140 crores. 

The Indian Government said in a Press Conference in 2019 that it has created over 125 crore Aadhar till now which makes the Indian population more than 125 crores. 

But not all Indians have Aadhar Cards, which includes mostly children. According to a report called State of Aadhar in 2019, around 10% Indians, which is around 13 crores, do not have Aadhar. Moreover, India houses millions of illegal immigrants from neighboring countries. This brings India’s total population near to 140 crores. 

India’s main competitor in Population and development is China. However, China has 3 times the area than India. India’s population density is 455 sq. Km while China’s population density is only 148 sq. km, according to World Bank. The graph below shows the percentage of world population compared to percentage of world’s area of five developed countries. 

India already lost over 1 million km sqaure of land area during partition. Now it's resources are even more limited with the exploding population. 

Effects of Such Overpopulation:

India has less than 2% of the world’s agricultural area and only 4% of… Continue Reading...

Tagged: Population Control   Indias Population Policy   Ashwini Upadhyay  
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