India's Population Growth

explanatory Essay
2981 words
2981 words

India's Population Growth

The Evolving Nation

India the mysterious nation some times referred to as "the Jewel in The Crown" or "The Land of the Snake Charmers" has been a star of the East, an exotic, ancient land that has consistently beckoned the curious and adventurous. Although, it is believed that the nation is on path towards becoming a powerful industrial nation within the next twenty years. India , even today is a of culture aged for centuries and preserved by time itself. Its forts, palaces temples provide a living history of time. Since the beginning of time and recorded history of this wonderful nation, there exists a celebration between wildlife and culture, which can be found mentioned in all ancient religious texts, temples, carvings, palace adornments, and in the daily rituals of peoples’ lives. Well, then you must be wondering, why write this paper ? The simplest answer being, this nation is faced with too much and too fast rapid change. And the question arises, "Can the seventh largest country in the world and Asia’s second largest nation with a current population about 910 million people sustain the rapid changes without completely destroying its resources of humans, land, water and wildlife habitats?" Before forming any conclusions, keep in mind that 65% (estimated 600 million) of its inhabitants are still living life as their ancestors, meaning a simple life on the farm or in the rural villages. India is currently threatened by one prominent factor to its sustainability, which is the uncontrolled growth of its enormous population. The population boom is leading to water problems, air pollution, deforestation and destruction of other wildlife habitats.

Population Boom

India is the largest democracy ...

... middle of paper ... getting married at a later time in their lives and also having less children because of time restrains due to their jobs.

This my friends makes India a great example of global sustainability for the further and provides us with what might be the outcome of the world if the current problems are not dealt with by the world as a community. Indian scientists are at a disadvantage in working with simpler instruments for their research. But, India with its growing numbers of trained men and women could be a considerable advantage and make significant contributions worthy of it’s nations past statues, if our scientific community purposefully addresses the challenge of working together to solve the worlds problems.


CIA World Fact Book, 1995.

Environmental Report: India Journal, January 14, 1997.

How many people can Earth Sustain? , Dr. Cohen

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that india is on the path towards becoming a powerful industrial nation within the next twenty years.
  • Explains that india is the largest democracy in the world, with about 16% of its population. the country's population will double within the next 35 years.
  • Explains that the migration of rural people into the cities continues to out pace economic and industrial growth of the nation, causing a sharp rise in the numbers of urban poor.
  • Explains that the most serious environmental health problems in india are related to water. the flood of the ganges river forced 10,000 people to abandon their homes.
  • Explains that falling groundwater levels are critical in areas where there is no other access to drinkable water except through potable wells. the problem is being worsened by rapid population growth.
  • Explains that the major source of air pollution in india comes from fuel wood burning, untreated industrial smoke, vehicular pollution, and the depletion of forest cover.
  • Opines that india's lack of enforcement is due to corrupt enforcement agencies and environmental agents. the public is uninformed about the hazards and quality of pollution in the air.
  • Explains that the taj mahal monument focused world attention on pollution concerns when studies found that industrial emissions around the vicinity were causing the monument’s marble to deteriorate at a very fast rate.
  • Explains the problems faced by india in sustaining its enormous population as well as its resources of lands, wildlife and fauna.
  • Explains that india's economic growth has turned out to be the worst enemy of its wildlife habitats.
  • Opines that india is a great example of global sustainability for the future and provides us with what might be the outcome of the world if the current problems are not dealt with by the global community.
  • Explains that squatter settlements along the river banks and near freshwater lakes have polluted the waters to the extent that they have become essentially sewers.
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