Modi Expresses Concern Over ‘Population Explosion’, Advocates Measures To Deal With It
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over “population explosion” in the country saying it causes new challenges for the coming generations, and asserted that the central and state governments should launch measures to deal with the issue.
In his Independence Day speech, Modi said the issue of ever-rising population is a matter of concern and said that a small section of society, which keeps their families small, deserves respect. What they are doing is an act of patriotism, he said.
This is the first time Modi has raised the issue, even though a section of the Bharatiya Janata Party has been vocal about the matter. If population is educated and healthy, the country too will be educated and healthy, he said.
India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country around 2027 and reach a population peak around 2060, according to a UN report. China’s population is expected to fall by 375 million by 2100.
- With PTI Inputs