Dear Editor,I want to highlight the most burning problem through your esteemed daily newspaper, the population blast. As per area, India is the seventh largest country in the world and second largest as per population.Its population is increasing with every passing day but area is still the same which can be used to produce food, housing, industries etc. Some so-called intellectuals or religious leaders are unable to feel adverse effects of swelling population and create hurdles in initiating measures to be taken to check population growth besides trying to give it a religious dye.Let’s think for a while as a sane human being- Population growth at present pace will cost heavy on resources of country. It will be the biggest obstacle in the development of the country and boost poverty, unemployment, terrorism, pollution, diseases etc. What will happen when there will be shortage of drinking water, electricity, food, treatment, education, employment? Green forests will disappear under burden of huge population.The underground water and fresh river water will be unable to quench thirst of people and fields. Everybody knows but don’t care and even don’t see condition of Yamuna, Ganga rivers and underground water level in Delhi or cities of the country.In short, growth of population means burden on natural or cultural resources. It is well said that ‘If you don’t nurture the earth, it will stop nurturing you’ and ‘a stitch in time saves nine.’ Therefore, it is the most important duty of law makers to give more teeth to existing laws for check menace of population blast to save future generations.Wazir R S Aithmia,Old Satwari, Jammu.
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