Posted by : RioZee Friday, September 17, 2010

With the Indian population rising at an alarming  rate, my worried mind was looking haplessly for the ways to control this menace.

I had a talk in Surat with a labourer, he had 5 sons,3 daughters, one coming within a month.
I tried to explain to him about the care he would be able to give them, if they were only two, but in vain. He said just after six years they start earning for the family.
Children are poor man's wealth. 
Two years ago a news found a place in Times of India news front page,"A havaldaar in Mumbai had 56 children and 57th was rearing to come out. When questioned how he would feed them, he meekly said," jo allah ne bacha dia wohi thali bhi dega."
Recent hoardings seen in Metro in Delhi,"We are going to win from China.By 2035, our population will beat China. Do we need this type of winning.  

 Union health secretary, P K Hota says, "We are not in favour of any coercive methods. We would rather give options to couples.

Lack of stringent action by the govt.,  sleeping poor people of India are responsible for this destructive problem. We see,
roits, fighting over food, water, largest slums, cities  like fish markets, with people everywhere. Traffic,  the ants party. 
The poor, can never be robbed of their wealth, Children. Then where the solution lies.
My mind wonders.  

{ 9 comments... read them below or Comment }

  1. Hey Pramod, was not able to read the post due to Bean's head sticking into the page!

  2. Untill n unless the people start taking this problem seriously. .no governmental measures will yield any results. .

  3. I could feel the pangs of pain.. If only they truly know the importance of a child or rather the value in each child more than the $ sign they clothed children with.. *Sigh*

  4. @zephyr, you should hve pushed his head ,to the left,(joking)
    @nandan , poor people find their kids as money earners and their asset just fr money, and since the quantity is more, they just wait till they r able to stand on their feet, and they just push them to work in households,factories etc.
    leaving educated class, the poor illiterate ones are above 80%of our population.
    without strict government measures,its quite impossible.

    @krislin, glad you sensed the importance.

  5. A critical topic dealt in a very smart and matured way! You seem to be really aware of everything that is happening around you! :)

    Keep writing!

  6. @ sourav , i am really moved, taking time to read my posts and encouraging comments, :)

  7. Touching...You have brought the reader into the situation..Nice post.

  8. thanks rohit, for appreciative comment.


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