Population Growth
World  /  Published 12.05.21

China: Census hints at demographic crisis

China’s population is growing at its slowest pace in decades, with a plunge in births and a greying work force presenting the Communist Party with one of its gravest social and economic challeng...
By Sui-Lee Wee in New York

Books  /  Published 16.04.21

Debunking the population myth

The available data on the prevalence of family planning practices among Muslims in India, on the other hand, do not show a radically different trend from other communities. As a matter of fact, the NF...
By Achin Chakraborty

India  /  Published 10.09.20

Ageing nation and more job seekers by 2036

India is set to become an ageing nation by 2036 and the number of people seeking jobs will grow incrementally in the intervening period, a government report has said. The “Population Projection...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi

India  /  Published 15.08.19

Population explosion: What Modi said

Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed concern over 'population explosion' in the country, a worry he aired for the first time at a big annual event. The Prime Minister's mention is slightly at odds...
By The Telegraph in New Delhi

India  /  Published 03.11.19

Population policy pitfalls for girl child

“Coercive” population-control policies such as Assam’s decision to deny government jobs to people with two or more children can pull down fertility rates but they also impede the progress of soc...
By Basant Kumar Mohanty in New Delhi


India  /  Published 16.08.19

BJP sniffs population law hint in Narendra Modi's I-Day speech

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Independence Day call to arrest the “population explosion”, echoing a longstanding Sangh parivar demand, has set off speculation within the BJP about an impending ...
By J.P. Yadav in New Delhi

India  /  Published 17.08.19

How real is the population boom scare?

Narendra Modi's mention of 'reckless population explosion' in his Independence Day address has led to speculation that the government may now want to bring a law on population regulation.“Population...
in New Delhi

Opinion  /  Published 03.09.19

Adopting a child is the best kind of legacy

Sir — The concern about India’s growing population is understandable. To address this, couples should be encouraged to plan their families. But what about the children who are already living in th...
By The Telegraph

Opinion  /  Published 16.07.19

New visiting card: 'Professional Pessimist'

A new job debuted in India early July. We now have — officially, too, one should add — potential vacancies for ‘professional pessimists’. Few professions come with the prefix 'professional' as...
By Shyam G. Menon

Science  /  Published 24.02.19

Caution: Rice output lags population growth

India’s rice production, although steady and rising, may not keep pace with population growth, government crop scientists have cautioned in a research study that has called for urgent steps to incre...
By G.S. Mudur in New Delhi


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