The population is one of the major issues in countries like India. Today on World Population Day we will tell you that how it all started and who started it. As per information, it was all started by Dr. KC Zachariah.

Now comes the date, 11th July 1987 was the day when the world population turned 5 billion people. It was really surprising to see a rapid population growth in such a short time span. During this period he was working as a Sr Demographer at World Bank.

World Population Day aims to increase people’s awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

Natalia Kanem who is working as an Executive director at United Nations Family Planning Association (UNFPA) said in a statement;

 “Family planning is not only a matter of human rights, it is also central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development.”

Rising Population is the biggest threat to any country’s economy, you all know what happened in Europe after many Syrians started moving towards the borders of European Countries after years-long tension between Syrian forces and ISIS militias.

This thing rose security concerns in England which resulted in the Brexit vote which took place in June 2016. People which voted to leave the years old economic corridor, their main concern was about the civil rights and job security of the English people.

world population shown on a map

Raising concerns on population explosion China came out with its one-child policy to implement true family planning system in the country. For now, China is the most populous country in the world followed by India, Indonesia, Brazil and Pakistan. Researchers say that India will surpass the maximum population mark by 2050 by beating China.

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