According to UN the world population reached seven billion on 31/10/2011. How correct is UN is a separate issue as there is no round-the-clock monitoring of population all over the world.
Population growth is slowing down and world population is expected to stabilize when it reaches nine billion. However floods, earthquakes, cyclones and other natural calamities play a part. In some countries there has been decline over the years and they want to increase their population. Russia, Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, South Korea and Singapore want more people.
According to provisional figures of 2011 census, Indiaâ€™s population is 1,21,01,93,422. That is more than the population of Russia, Canada, USA, Brazil, Australia, Argentina, Sudan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Greenland, Madagascar, Namibia and many other countries put together. During the decade the growth was 17.64%, lowest since independence.
The number 1,21,01,93,422 includes Bangladeshis, Nepalis, Tibetans and other foreigners living in India but does not include Indians living abroad.
Fools say population is a problem.
Greater fools agree with them.
Wise people say Indiaâ€™s population growth is a demographic dividend.
Indiaâ€™s population was 55 crores in 1971. Many predicted dire consequences if the population growth is not stopped.
Now in 2010 Indiaâ€™s population is around 110 crores. The country is thriving. The prophets of doom have been proved wrong.
Many countries in the world want to increase their population. They are taking various steps to have more children. Australia, Japan, Singapore, S. Korea, Russia and countries of Europe want more children. In Australia for every child born the mother gets 4,000 dollars. India should learn from these countries and stop promoting family planning. Ministry…