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What are the main impediments in India to control the population?

Asked by Good Citizen, 03 Mar '10 09:11 pm
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Some reasons why we haven't reached the goals set in 1947:

a. The focus on family planning ignored other influences on the birthrate: Public health specialists Mohan Rao and Devaki Jain note that a population policy is more than just family planning. There are "macro-economic forces shaping the enabling conditions necessary for health and family planning". In reference to the National Population Policy, 2000, they ask, "How are issues of livelihood, poverty, inequality, hunger and ill health reflected in the NPP?"

b. Better health: People lived longer because of improved nutrition, and the deathrate declined faster than the birthrate did. Life expectancy at birth rose from 32 in 1947 to 63 in 1998. The Infant Mortality Rate fell from 200/1,000 live births in the mid-1940s to 72/1,000 in 1998.

c. A high infant mortality rate: Even though the IMR has almost halved in 50 years, it is still significantly higher than in developed countries, as well as in countries like Sri Lank ...more
Answered by dharamender nebhnani, 03 Mar '10 11:10 pm

 
  
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Main impediments are (1) Political (2) Social / cultural. Mainly, all political parties lack the vision to introduce strict family planning in India due to their myopic view of vote bank politics. A particular political party has severely burnt its fingers long back when it messed up the whole family planning programme and thereafter, nobody ever wants to talk about it anymore. Equally important impediment is the socio cultural barrier. People are not willing to do it and they do not mind being poor economically rather than have fewer kids with good standard of living. This economic sense still has not dawned on their minds so far. They would do everything to prevent the introduction of family planning and the past history is in their favor.
Answered by Tony Fernandez, 03 Mar '10 10:52 pm

 
  
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Three words 4 u.

Bad Demographic Management.

WHich is done because of blatantly cramming opportunity in the city's completely ignoring the fact that 60 percent of our nation STILL EVEN TODAY in 2k10 is a agrarian base! If u do that, then u have a HUGE swathe of folk trying to cram into those city's , and in end u have city's with infra to hold less than a million holding about 10-20 million even more.

Then when disaster strikes we all get to urinate on the Government on India in this forum and in at the incident opposition particular sponsored literature!

India has a 60 percent agrarian base, and that is NOT reflected in how our nation distributes OPPORTUNITY thru time and resources. India's mentality is like "Cricket has established grass roots infra on a large scale in India (British did it 4 us) so well, its safe, lets invest in it" rather than try and do 5 Hockey....

So same same, demographic management is bad because GoI has a "Cities make more money if u invest ...more
Answered by A Moin, 03 Mar '10 09:26 pm

 
  
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No need ,what is needed to find out ways and means as to how to utilise this man/woman power productively for the country
Answered by indrajeet, 03 Mar '10 09:28 pm

 
  
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We came up to : 'Hum do, humare do'.
That would just sustain the present level of population.
But even this has fizzeled out, among a large portion of our population.
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Answered by mohanbirsingh ghura, 03 Mar '10 09:25 pm

 
  
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The prejudices and believes which Indians have. Can't go to heaven without male heir, female is incomplete without marriage and children, more children means more working hands and guarntee of bread earners.
Answered by Deepak Joshi, 03 Mar '10 09:13 pm

 
  
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No social or govet intensive soures,, or any directive,, there should be some penalty system,, otr something,, but jis desh mein lalu ke hi 9 bacche ho.. waha kaun kya karega :(
Answered by conviction, 03 Mar '10 09:12 pm

 
  
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No seriousness
Answered by anil garg, 11 Oct '12 06:09 pm

 
  
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