deeptiMemberJune 3, 2021 at 7:46 PM
Overpopulation is the greatest threat to the future of our planet. It is growing at an enormously fast rate. While there are many countries who are trying to educate their people about this issue, but it seems it is not enough, and strong measures are required to control it.
There is a substantial increase every year in population specially south east Asian countries. There are many factors behind it and to name a few; poverty and illiteracy are few of them. Farmers and poor people believe that many working hands will lead to more income. Not to forget the desire to have a male child to secure their old age is another reason. Females are forced to conceive even if they have 2-3 girl child.
Overpopulation is having serious effects on our resources. Forests are being cut, agricultural lands are being converted into residential places to accommodate the need of more houses. Many areas are affected by floods and draught. There has been an increase in demand of jobs, but vacancies are limited. Many developing countries are already living this future and the effects of overpopulation.
Education plays a vital role. Government should place educational camps in villages for awareness. There should be some policies which can exempt couples from some tax if they have 1 or 2 child and should withdraw facilities from those who have more than 2 children. Like China, has implemented policy to not to give any benefits to those who have more than 2 kids.
I totally acknowledge that attention on overpopulation is the need of the hour. More awareness and strict policies are the key to control this situation before it’s too late.