By Sunaina Mathur
Researcher at Centre for Civil Society, New Delhi.
Issue - Population
Date - 1st June 2018
Population becomes a cause for prosperity if humans utilise their capacity to think, research and create. When equipped with the right resources and opportunities, humans act as a catalyst for their own growth and development.
As Indians, many of us including our present and past governments are guilty of ascribing India’s problems to the meteoric rise in its population. From a very young age, our schools teach children about India’s population ‘problem’ making it out to be the root cause of most of the challenges that the country is facing. This belief is reinforced through various mediums, formal and informal, at all stages in our lives until we are convinced that population is truly India’s...