The population of India has increased at an alarming rate after independence. Because of overpopulation, there is poverty. The increase in population is due to the fall in death rate.
There is a better medical facility and the death rate has therefore fallen. Because of overpopulation, there are unemployment, poverty and food problems.
There are many reasons for overpopulation. The poor people have more children. They think that children are the gifts of God. some people think that a man who has many sons and daughters is a lucky person.
Parents who have only daughters go on producing children until they have a son. It is necessary to solve the problem of overpopulation. Family planning should be adopted to control the birth of children.
Uneducated people should be made aware through various programs that having more children is a burden on them and the couples who have one or two children should be given awards.