Population Explosion

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Population explosion is condition where an organisms numbers exceeds carrying capacity of its habitat.It is a curse and is damaging to the development of the country and its society.The developing countries already facing lack in their resourses,and with the rapidly increasing population,the resourses available per person ,further leading to increased poverty,malnutrition and other large population related problems.

The literal meaning of population is “the whole number of people or inhabitants in a country or region” and the literal meaning of population explosion is “ a pyramiding of numbers of a biological population”.

As the number of people in pyramid increases,so do the problems related to
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This cycle in fact might be considered as a positive feedback, in that the increase in one results in the increase of the other factor. As the poverty and the population both increase, the development of the country and the society seems even more far-fetched.

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A lot of families prefer having a son rather than a daughter. As a result, a lot of families have more children than they actually want or can afford, resulting in increased poverty, lack of resources, and most importantly, an increased population.

Another one of India’s cultural norms is for a girl to get married at an early age. In most of the rural areas and in some urban areas as well, families prefer to get their girls married at the age of 14 or 15. Although child marriage is illegal in India, the culture and the society surrounding the girls in India does not allow them to oppose such decisions taken by their family. Since these girls get married at a very early age, they do not have the opportunity to get educated. Therefore, they remain uneducated and teach the same norms to their own children, and the tradition goes on from one generation to the other.


Although poverty has increased and the development of the country continues to be hampered, the improvements in medical facilities have been tremendous. This improvement might be considered positive, but as far as population increase is considered, it has only been
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