World Population Day - July 11th 2017
The world population has reached 7,500,000,000 at 16:21 on April 24 2017.
World Population Day - 2017 Theme
"Family Planning : Empowering People, Developing Nations" is the 2017 theme of World Population Day.
Around the world, around 225 million women are there who wants to avoid pregnancy but are not able to use safe and effective Family planning methods. Majority of these women lives in 69 poorest countries on earth.
Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. It is also central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is a key factor in reducing poverty. Investments in making family planning available also yields economic and other gains that can propel development forward.
In 2017 World Population Day, 11 July, coincides with the Family Planning Summit, the second meeting of the FP2020–Family Planning 2020–initiative, which aims to expand access to voluntary family planning to 120 million additional women by 2020.
Population Problem in India
Ignorance, illiteracy, unhygienic living and lack of proper recreation have remained the caused of population problem in India.
Both men and women should realize the dangers of over-population. If we make a random survey we shall find that still there are women as well as men who are not able to grasp why they should have less children. The television instructs through advertisements and tableaus about the merit of a small, manageable family. But still there are families that suffer from die-hard superstition. They consider adoption as an unholy activity. Again the backward tradition of professional ancestry is also firmly rooted in a large cross-section of our Indian society. A blacksmith, a carpenter, a mason or a tailor promptly trains his children to pick up the trade of their father. Naturally, they have a psychological make-up that the more sons they have the more they can employ. Thus a laborer produces more as that mean more income.
People, themselves must realize the merits of a small family. They should be encouraged to adopt preventive checks – checks that control the birth rate.
According to the 2016 population report by the United Nations, India’s population stands at about 1.3 billion.The population count of 1.3 billion people makes India world’s second most populated country (China is only narrowly ahead of India). India’s population continues to grow rapidly: it has more than doubled in the past 50 years.
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