Decoding India's population problem

The Prime Minister touched upon an unusual, or at least unexpected, subject in his Independence Day speech: India’s population. It was not a reference made in passing, and he had prepared a note on this, which said the following: That the population was “rapidly increasing” (the old phrase “population explosion” was used) and that this was a challenge now and for the future, unless it was addressed. He added those who had small families were patriots.  I say it is unusual because a large population as a national liability is the sort of thing that hasn&.....

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