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Module 1 Question – Planet and Population
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Select a single country or small set of related countries; examine recent and projected population growth rate in detail, including the factors contributing to the growth rates and trends in those rates. Compare with similar information for the United States or Canada. India’s history over the past 70 years has made remarkable progress. Improvements in the health and education systems, making Indians live longer as well as more schooling, which has had tremendous results. However there are still issues to be solved in order to improve living conditions across geographic and gender lines. “The future population size largely depends on whether the birth rate continues to fall, especially in the heavily populated north and in rural areas where contraceptive use is currently lower. United Nations 2015 projections show India at 1.3 billion in 2015 and possibly reaching 1.7 billion people in 2050”. India is currently the second most populous country in the world. With approximately 19 million people added every year, the country provides more to annual world population growth than any other country. In the next 10 years India is set to reach two major milestones. The first will exceed China to become the world’s most populous country and secondly reach replacement fertility as families have fewer children. With a growing population there is always the pros and the cons of the expansion of the land. Some of the issues India will start to find as the population is rapidly expanding are the amount of land and quality of land, water availability, and food production just to name a few of the challenges. Some additional population growth challenges are nonrenewable resources such as the amount of minerals, fuels, land, and of course supply and demand. “In 1999, 53% of the Indian population under the age of five…...

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