Should India have a one-child policy?

Should India have a one-child policy?


In the wakes of demographic crisis that China is facing, India shouldn't opt for such stance. China is drastically poising problem of shrinking working age population, forcing to ease its one-child policy initiated in 1980.

Such question is obvious when India is poising itself to upstage China in population by 2030.

As India is already struggling with many social evils like imbalanced population, female foeticide, trafficking and other crime, having one-child policy would only bloat up such ills. Instead we should work out on the solutions of harnessing our young and potential demographic profile. It is a daunting task to provide basic facilities like health care, education, food, jobs etc. to those large crowds. If we can implement facilities to formulate a quality crowd, nothing best can happen to us.

Moreover, urbanization and price rise are proving best contraceptives, curbing and controlling birth rate automatically. So, we shouldn't bring such policy which violates a basic human right.
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  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -ayushi mandal (05/09/17)
  • YES it should. As far as a ageing population is concerned, it should'nt be much of a trouble as the people would at least be more skilled due to better attention from parents. People may get richer due to wealth accumulation. Overpopulation has many drawbacks not only for human society but also for the ecosystem and this policy could be a solution. The only drawback that comes in my mind is the sex ratio. Most people are still obsessed with the idea of having a boy child and such a policy may result in a country with majority of males.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Siddharth.R (08/27/16)
  • Today, India as a country is a developing one with the country reaching new stages of advancements in politics, industrialization, education and infrastructure. We dream of a bigger India, yet the basic problems that exist right outside our doors is the reality that is commonly overlooked. Majority of these problems can be logically seen as mere products of an overpopulated country. The truth that we have to accept is that our population is exceeding the capacity of our nation and that which it's physical structure can support. We talk about human rights and how we violate these with the one-child policy. But what about the environment, the economy, the well-being and socioeconomic status of people?
    With the one-child policy, our country can see changes we only dream of in an "IDEAL" India. The one-child policy is a measure that would be mainly directed towards the uneducated and the sector below the poverty line, where having many children gives a family greater sources and opportunity of income. If the one-child policy is structured in such a way as to provide governments benefits such as free education and health care only for the 1st child like China did to bring in population control; a country like India would greatly benefit and prevent children being born into a life deprived on basic necessities. It will also give people an opportunity to come out of a life-long trap called poverty with attitudes towards education and advancement improving drastically. While the benefits and possibilities are endless, the implementation needs to be accepted and recognized by those who understand it for what it is; a second chance at redemption.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -yash (08/09/16)
  • we all know that if any country has it population under control , then it easy to provide services all the facilities which government wants to be provide. India is a second most popular country in world. so with big population we are facing many problems, bur one child policy is not a solution for that. if we talk about the should India have a one-child policy?no, because Indians are so emotional, and our culture is passing form parent to child , people are not following the two child policy then who should they follow the one child policy.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -sammy (08/09/16)
  • In todays world where india is facing serious over population crisis..In my opinion I still think India should not have a one child policy. Reason being India is a developing country with larger percentage of its population being young which is a resource at its disposal. Young population gives an economy a huge potential to develop at a quicker rate. This chunk which constitutes a greater and more productive work force can be used to provide cheap as well as skilled labor by sheer consequence of demand and supply.. just the need is to train this young chunk to its full potential to get the maximum productivity out of them. Now this might seem a daunting task but not impossible surely.
  • Should India have a one-child policy? -Gavish (08/09/16)
  • YES BECAUSE NOT FOR
    ECONOMICAL DEVELOPMENT
    NOT FOR GROWTH ETC
    WE SHOULD ADOPT ONE CHILD POLICY BECAUSE IN FUTURE WE SHOULD NOT KILL YOURSELF FOR FOOD!
    NOW ITS 2016 ALREADY FOOD SHORTAGE IS STARTED WE ARE DEPENDING ON SMALL COUNTRIES FOR FOOD GRAINS IF IT CONTINUED IN FUTURE OUR GOVT ONE AND ONLY ONE TARGET WILL B FEED FOOD FOR US. JUST FOR YEARS IMPLEMENT THEN LETS C.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Dhruvin (07/30/16)
  • This is a perfect policy to be adopted by india to combat all present problems that hinder our country's economic development.
    –Present situation of OVER POPULATION is the main obstacle to country's economic development.This increasing population growthrate can be decreased by accepting this policy.
    –Literate manpower is an asset to our country but poor population is a liability for country.today's man resource is a liability to our country as population is not literate and even not rich enough to fulfill 2 time meal.
    –This concept's acceptance is a need of present hour.It can be withdrawn after 2—3decades after the population growthrate comes under control.
    –If any controversy arises than it would be easy to withdraw but initiative is to be made to combat the situation
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Sona Verma (07/29/16)
  • I AM NOT AGREE WITH THIS POINT THAT INDIA SHOULD ADOPT A ONE CHILD POLICY. INDIA IS A DEMOGRAPHIC COUNTRY WITH SECOND POSITION IN TERMS OF POPULATION. WE SHOULD SEE THE STATUS OF OUR COUNTERPART CHINA WHICH HAD ACCEPTED THE ONE CHILD POLICY E VARIATION IN 1980.NOW IT IS FACING THE VARIATION IN THE DEMOGARPHICS OF AGE. WE CANT IONAL RIGHTS. WE SHOULD PROVIDE SOME ENDORSEMNET ABOUT OUR POPOULATION. ANY JUDGEMENT TO THE NATION. IT WILL BE THEHARM FOR THEIR CONSTIT .



  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Dr. Tapas K Panda (07/27/16)
  • YES India should have a one child policy.
    As a measure to control population growth in the continent in contrast to the fixed resources
    To check the descending ratio of girl child
    to treat the child in the best way parents could and bring up better/ contributory citizens
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -kanika Rana (07/26/16)
  • according to me one child policy somewhere is like snatching the rights of indians. if there s only one grl chlid and family wants boychild to continue their generation .. then what should they do.. and also somewhere also we loss our new blood ideas..
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -James Daniel (02/19/16)
  • https://www.votocrat.com/carolinamarin1123/poll-India-One-Child-policy
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -M. vignesh (02/15/16)
  • In my point of view, Over population should be a big problem in
    in India. Every youngsters must agreed with one child policy for
    future generation.In this generation we have lot of traffics
    and land resources also decreasing. If you are not adapt this policy
    you will be suffer.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Kalpana (01/15/16)
  • I am totally against of this one child policy.according to me it should be decide according to parents's financial and necessary conditions which is directly connected to the growth of child.one child cannot enjoy his or her childhood alone without siblings.at the time of stress siblings support effectively and one child could affect psycologically.female child would be aborted and female and male ratio would be in high difference.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -B Siva Prasad (12/29/15)
  • In China due to one child policy today 40 mn males more thenfefemales and it is estimated 60mn by 2020 at that time china caters 1girl between two males so it hinder the sex ratio and also slow down the creation of next generation. So friends I never agree one child policy in India it will push India back to 18 the or 19th century
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -shubham bawa (12/15/15)
  • yes ,it should have ...if it is made then india fertility rate will reach till 1.2or 1.5 which is a postive signal..as earlier ,in many comments it has been written it violates and steals the freedom of the indian people ..brother,it does n't violates.but it help to make a india population fall..if this continues...then india will never overtake china.friend...and it will stablise by 2025 itself we have to not wait till 2050...and one more thing friend we have don't have enough source to fullfil the demands of the people.according to me it should be made and should be compulsory......stop worrying about the crisis..brother if we want india to be devolped country then it is veeeerrrrrrrryyy........mucchhhhh,,,iiiiimmmmpporrrrtaannntt...........
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Priyadarshini Mahapatra (07/03/15)
  • I am against the one-child policy. In a democratic country, this policy can not be taken as a welcome step as it violates some of the basic rights of Indian people. Instead of imposing any policy, it is better to make people aware about the benefits of having one child through some common awareness programme.
  • RE: Should India have a one-child policy? -Rishika Jalan (04/17/14)
  • I strongly disagree with the proposition of India having a one-child policy. Not one but there are many reasons to support this argument.
    This policy of one-child policy has become popular since China has adopted it since 1979. Although people have over hyped this policy, no one has really gone to the depth of it. Firstly adopting such a policy in a democratic country like ours is a breach of human rights. It might be acceptable in a capitalistic economy like China but definitely not in India. Secondly, after adopting this policy China has become an aging country with more people of older generation who are above the age of 50. No country would like to have a scarcity of youth as the younger generations are the ones which take the economy to the next level of development. Having shortage of young people and human resources will only be a curse for the country. Hence for a prosperous economy, India should ensure a better standard of living for its citizens and not follow the one-child policy.

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