A country is identified by its
population and culture. If its people are happy, it will surely be a growing
economy. Often countries face the problem of over-population. Lack of education
gives rise to over- population, which leads to illiteracy and other crimes.
Looking at the issue of
population, it means the total number of people living in the geographical area
of a country. When the number of people living in an area exceeds the limit of sustenance,
it becomes over populated. As a result, the segment of the entire population,
affected, maximum by this issue are the poor.
The government collects taxes
from the middle and upper strata of the society and hence they are given
benefits in the form of reforms in the sector of retail, education, medicine
and so on. These reforms are meant to make the life of the mentioned segment
easier. But, the people living below the poverty line, are exempted from paying
taxes and hence become the ‘ignored’ lot.
Ration cards are an old system by
which groceries are made available to the poor at cheaper rates. But coming to
better health and education facilities, it is a sad state of affairs for them.
Take the case of small villages, where electricity and food materials are not
made available even during crisis time. NDTV had organized ‘Greenathon’, in
which solar lamps being provided to such villages. Such activities are
performed more by the NGO’s (Non-Government organizations) rather than the
concerned authorities. Another example is the ‘Rashtriya Saakshartaa Mission’
is a social organization providing basic education to children who cannot
Hence, if population is rising
the government sustains, anti poverty plans. The government machinery limits
the budget to be allocated to the poor and utilizes it for their own needs. No
one can deny news about ministers being involved in scams and sheltering their
families and friends with benefits during their tenure.
Solution can be two-fold. One is to
reduce population and secondly equal allocation of monetary budgets only for