Population and patriotism

Speaking from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day, Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi equated population control and patriotism: “Population explosion will cause many problems for our future generations. But there is a vigilant section of public (who) …  have a small family and express their patriotism to the country. Let’s learn from them.” The PM is not wrong that India’s large population has stressed its infrastructure, its natural resources, and its administrative and educational capacity. But, in a sense, the population problem is yesterday&.....

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