The Problem of Overpopulation in India

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By the year 2050, China will no longer be the most populous country in the world. A found fact is that India will see its population grow by 700 million people by 2050. That distinction will pass to India, where more than 1.8 billion people could be competing for their country's resources such as water and food. The 2007 population was estimated at China's current population to be around 1.3 billion people, and India's at around 1.1 billion. If population continues to grow at the estimated rate, such rapid growth in India between now and mid-century could lead to overpopulation and an uncertain future for the environment and the people living there. Overpopulation occurs when a population's density exceeds the capacity of the environment to supply the health requirements of an individual, according to the Environmental Protection Agency. Environmentalists have long been concerned about the resources threatened by rapidly growing human populations, focusing on phenomenon such as deforestation, desertification, air pollution and global warming. But the worst-case scenario for people experiencing overpopulation, according to Lawrence Smith, president of the Population Institute, is a lack of fresh, clean water. The population growth estimates at more than 9 billion people by 2050. Nine billion is an exceptional amount of people, considering the world's population only reached 1 billion in 1830. By 1999, the world population reached 6 billion, and in the relatively short time between 2007 and 2050, there could be roughly 2.4 billion more people on Earth needing clean water, space and other natural resources from their environment in order to survive. This is going to be a huge problem to our society and country as a whole. India is the second most populated country in the world. The government started a family planning program aimed at controlling the increasing population. However, so far, this has not been as successful as predicted. Thus, overpopulation is the...
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