Densely populated Bihar: A cause for concern

Bihar is an economically a backward state  with a total population of 119 million people. It is the most densely populated state among all the other states in Eastern India, with an annual growth rate of 2.5% in its population.

Due to this overpopulation, Bihar faces several problems. There is no place for the people to live, rise in unemployment, cost of living has increased as the difference between demand and supply continues to expand , depletion of natural resources, degradation of environment and increased imbalance in birth rate and death rate.

In 1952, India became the first country in the world to initiate family planning program. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is the government unit responsible for formulating and executing family planning in India.

An inverted Red Triangle is the symbol for family planning health and contraception services in India. In addition to the newly implemented government campaign, improved healthcare facilities, increased education for women, and higher participation among women in the workforce have helped lower fertility rates.

But still this area needs a lot of improvements and for this it is very important to make the people understand that more people will definitely become more working hands but at the same time the expense will also increase with the increasing number of people; we need to educate people and to make them aware about the consequences of this overpopulation .

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