In the wake of scarce resources, population growth has been a major threat to mankind. Our consumption is soaring high keeping the planet polluted and contaminated with trees are being cut, forest are reduced, water is exceedingly dipping etc. Population outburst has not spared India and economy is reeling to manage demands of every citizens.
Vivek chowdhury Member Level: Some regard it as a boon while others consider it as a bane. I have tried to put forward the views of both the sides in a simple way. The relationship between population growth and economic development is very complex. Let us understand some of the points that aris due to the population growth.
We need more manpower to utilize them effectively so that there is no wastage. It will act as an incentive for the producers to set up more industries which will bring economic development.
Hence it will attract the investors to invest on these items. This will lead to a net addition in the capital stock of the country. Disadvantages of Overpopulation i Shortage of Food Grains With the increase in the population it becomes difficult to feed all the mouths properly as the agricultural sector of our country is still not mechanized.
Also the increase in the population will put a greater stress on the land leading to its fragmentation. Global Warming is one of them that results from heavy pollution from the industries.
They cannot arrange for the proper education of the children resulting in the lower standard of living.
Advantages of Underpopulation i Greater Availability of Resources In an underpopulated country, per head availability of natural resources will be higher. Hence farmers will have a greater share in the land or the average holdings will be more.
Hence there will be lower levels of pollution and ecological balance along with biodiversity will be maintained. Also poor people will have a greater share in the funds and civic amenities.
Hence per capita income shall be higher which will raise the standard of living. Disadvantages of Underpopulation i Inadequate Labor Force Insufficient labor forces will utilize the resources in a poor way.
Country will also face shortage of labor for its developmental projects. This will raise the average cost of production. Hence the prices of goods will also be higher.
Hence growth process may be hampered if the immigration is affected due to several factors.India"s population is a boon as it would result in high income which would in turn result in higher savings, clear indicators of economical growth.
Before moving on to the answer and concepts which will determine whether a population of about 1.
8 billion is a boon or a bane, we must look at some stats and figures: it has been projected that India will be the most populous country of the world by Indian Population bane or boon?
Posted on July 30, India will see sharpest growth in year age group. This age group will grow at over 30% from million in to million by The young India will pose a serious challenge to growth of China, whose population growth would have slowed down, and whose potential work force.
Online edition of India's National Newspaper Tuesday, Dec 25, Population growth — boon or bane? population growth is seen as the major cause of under-development of today. Poverty. India's huge population is bane since distribution of resources equally becomes difficult with increasing population growth whether natural or employment or quality of life of individual.
RE: India's huge population - bane or boon? RE: Population Growth - Boon or Bane to India's growth -Deepa Kaushik (09/07/15) Any concern turns out to be a boon or bane according to the point of view of those who forsee the events.
The perception of the people makes a situation to be a problem or a challenge.