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Population in India India is an extremely large country which is sometimes referred to as a subcontinent. The enormity of the population of India has been of great apprehension and concern since the 1940s

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Population in India India is an extremely large country which is sometimes referred to as a subcontinent. The enormity of the population of India has been of great apprehension and concern since the 1940s. There are many reasons for this serious dilemma in India, however, many initiatives have been implemented to resolve the crisis. In the following essay I will investigate and discuss the situation. Firstly, a significant cause of overpopulation in India is the massive death toll. In one year in India, 5 million children die and approximately half the total deaths every year are of infants under five. This horrific reality is due to disease, malnutrition and diarrhoea. Dysentery is caused by bad diets and unfit drinking water, resulting in the loss and reduction of fluid needed in the body and consequent dehydration. A large majority of children die from acute cases of diarrhoea, despite the fact that there is an injection to cure it which costs 1p. Demise because of this relatively curable illness must cease. In addition, another widespread fatal disease is T.B. which numerous children die of. The disease occurs in the lungs and consists of the sufferer loosing blood through coughing. ...read more.

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In the city it is harder to afford so many children because food has to be purchased unlike in the countryside. There is however a much decreased infant mortality in the city as a result of accessible remedies. Ghandhigram is a charity established to help children and young mothers in the countryside. 75% of India's population live in the countryside, where the health service is basically nonexistent. Ghandigram has presented the solution of looking after and concentrating on the health of very young children. A dramatic improvement has been seen already and the situation of children is gradually recovering. As well as health in the countryside, the organisation is also persuading many more mothers to send their children to school. Children are being educated with the incentive of free school meals provided. As a result of this a large proportion of the future generation will be healthy and educated, consequently, good jobs will be obtainable to them. In the villages where the scheme is operating feedback is very positive and Ghandhigram will hopefully create further alterations and enhanced conditions. Contraceptives are of little use in India because they are not accessible and when they are, they are very expensive. ...read more.

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This dilemma has predominantly arisen in the North and is of great concern. If a family continuously produces female babies they are killed after they are born, because, the quality of life they will receive is inadequate. Many families who are already impoverished, employ, ultrasound implements to detect and distinguish the gender of the baby. This equipment is used in India more than anywhere else in the world. In conclusion, after receiving and assessing the information this essay consists of, I have come to the conclusion, that many of the high population troubles in India have occurred because of differing and contradictory cultures and backgrounds. Many experience poverty because of the area they live in and the occupation of that person. The circumstances and employment of a family determines the number of children they need. In a countryside family more children mean more money, whereas, in a suburban area more children mean a decrease in profits. Overall, there are four main components which all contribute to the high population in India. These are whether a family lives in the North or South and the countryside or the town. The problems in India have explanations and the potential to be resolved. A decrease in residents would provide an enhanced, recovered and more positive environment for the future generation. ...read more.

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