earlier, in 1952. By 2045, we shall overtake the Chinese population, with an Indian population of 1550 millions! Life expectancy in China is now 71 years vs 62 years inIndia. In China the average family size was 3.63 members, in 1998, in India it is 5.63.
2. Literacy in China & India - where are we in 2001?
In the last Century, India's population has increased from 250 to 1000 million, an increaseof about 400%! In India, in the last 100 years the actual number of poor people, hassteadily increased. In China, all young children go through 9 years of schooling, thisensures 100% literacy. In India it is hardly 50%. China's per capita is US$845 vs US$425for an Indian. Their GDP is 2.5 times of India.
3. Percentage of people below poverty line - China & India in 2001
Because of China's successful Population Policy, China has added 300 million LESS people, in the last 30 years. China has been able to reduce the people below poverty lineto 3%, i.e. only 40 million people. India has 40% or 400 million below the poverty line.We fail to understood the fact why some thinkers and leaders, in India, mention that our population is our strength. How can they make such statements, with so much poverty,illiteracy & a low standard of living? It's a nightmare for the POOR in India! The averageage in China, for women to get married, the first time, was 23.57 years, in 1998.
4. India's economic parameters - the simple truth!
India has 17% of the world's population, 2.2% of the land area, 1.4% of the world's GDPand only 0.6% of the world trade. This means that 98.6% of the World's GDP [BuyingPower] & 99.4% of the World's Trade is not with India! India must plan larger exports,for increasing the standard of living of its people.
5. Adding population but without the required GDP growth - where are we heading?
Due to a very poorly administered Population Policy, we are adding one Australia per year or one each of all the following countries per year, -- Switzerland + Singapore +Hong Kong + UAE + Bahrain + Oman + Saudi Arabia + Qatar + Kuwait, every year, year after year, but without the GDP, health, literacy and standard of living, that they have!Lack of knowledge of Global Economics, Poor Governance and InefficientAdministration of our Leadership, both political as well as administrative, are very muchresponsible for this sad and terrible state of affairs in India.
6. Over population + poverty - can unbalance the world!
High population growth can DEVASTATE a Nation and also cause an UNBALANCE inthe world, leading to UNSTABILITY in world economics and world peace. When willthe Indian Leadership open its eyes & realize the real TRUTH? When will we start reallytaking more effective action? Hello? Hello?
7. Over population and availability of land?
At the present rate of population growth, the existing grain land will become inadequateto supply food and water to the increasing population. In 1960 the cultivable land was0.21 hectare per person, this has dropped to about 0.10 hectare in 1999. The water tablesare depleting at twice the rate that they are being replenished. Is anybody listening or