Muzaffarpur: Even the alarming increase in the population graph has failed to wake people and the government on the somber issue.

What can be a more appropriate indication of the upcoming danger that both the food and place to live is turning out to be insufficient for the increasing population?

Decipher this: A survey reveals that each minute, 28 children are born in Sitamadhi district of Bihar. Ironically, the national birth rate per minutes is 17 per minute. 99 per cent females of the area go for tubectomy, whereas a mere one per cent males opt for vasectomy.

One of the major reasons for the increase in population is also blind faith and belief that children as god’s gift.
Since 1987, the World Population day is celebrated each year on July 11. It is worth mentioning that on July 11, 1987 the world population touched the 5 billion mark.

India has just the 2.4 percent of World’s total land area but gives shelters to 16.7 percent of World’s total population. In such condition it has to undertake extra measures to check the soaring population graph. If the population continues to accelerate in such speed, then by 2030 India would surge ahead of China, which is presently the World’s most populated country.

The population of many states in India is equal to the population of many nations. Like the population of India’s largest state Uttar Pradesh and Brazil is the same. While Bihar and Germany are having equal populace, Thailand and Delhi share the equal number of heads.

Such alarming conditions always lead to poverty and illiteracy.

The cascading effect of the spiraling population directly effects the environment, hence increasing the pollution level.

As several chemicals are being used for wheat production, small rivers have already dried up. Owing to the large scale water pollution, the underground water resources too have gone down.

In 1970 Indira Gandhi had started a Family Planning programme, which was later renamed as National Population Control Programmes but it turned out to be a damp squib. In 2006, a Population Stability Fund was also created but like the National Population Control Programmes, it too failed to derive the desired results.

JPN/Bureau