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Population Explosion!!!

Brent Frauen

on 29 November 2010

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Population Explosion! Growing Pains May 2000, India’s population reach 1 billion for the first time, it was the second country to reach 1 billion in population Many citizens in India, lack the basic necessities – which is clothes, food, and shelter From 1947 to 2000, the population has more than tripled
Population is growing rapidly, in forty years, India will have a larger population than China South Asia has 22% of the population on only 3% of the land Inadequate Resources South Asia has widespread poverty and illiteracy, as the governments have found it very difficult to meet the needs of the people Poor sanitation, lack of health education -- these have overwhelmed the education systems To keep up, India would have to do the following EVERY YEAR
Build 127,000 new village schools
Hire 400,000 new teachers
Construct 2.5 million new homes
Create 4 million new jobs
Produce an additional 6 million tons of food How to handle the
Growth of Population?? South Asia has struggled decades to find a solution to the population growth India spends over half a billion dollars on encouraging their citizens to have smaller families Indian women marry before the age of 18 and have babies very early Children are a source of income, they can beg for money in the streets and then when a little older they can work in the fields Children also represent security in old age, someone will be around to take care of the parents when they are elderly Infant mortality rate is very high in South Asia, around 75 per 1000 births
As a result, most parents have many children to ensure that at least some will reach adulthood Education A lot of things can be changed through education
Problem is, that they don’t have the money for major education improvements
They only spend about $6 dollars per pupil, even less on girls ---- In the U.S., the average per student is $6,320
Education is the key to break the cycle of poverty and the population explosion
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