World Population Day 2022: Today’s date i.e. July 11 is celebrated as Population Day all over the world. This has been going on continuously since the year 1990. In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) decided to celebrate 11 July as World Population Day 2022. Since then this day is celebrated every year. In the first year, this day was celebrated by 90 countries.
Know the Importance of World Population Day
Every year on July 11, measures to control the population are discussed. This day is celebrated to bring awareness among the people. In fact, people are alerted on this day about the problems that the country and the world are facing due to the increase in population, such as damage to the ecosystem and humanity. On this day these topics are discussed by making people aware of any such serious problems like family planning, poverty, equality, civil rights, the health of mother and child, use of contraceptive medicines etc. Our country is the second-most populous country in the world after China.
The Theme of World Population Day 2022
Every year World Population Day is celebrated with a theme. This time the total world population is going to cross the 8 million mark. So this time a theme based on it has also been kept. A world of 8 billion Towards a resilient future for all. Seizing opportunities and ensuring rights and choices for all.
What is the Reason Behind This Day?
In fact, in the year 1987, the world’s population had crossed the 5 billion mark. In such a situation, it was now necessary that attention should also be paid to the increasing population and its effect on the environment and development of our earth. To make the whole world aware on this matter, the celebration of Population Day was started. The theme of this year’s event is 8 Billion World: Towards a Resilient Future for All – Seizing Opportunities and Ensuring Rights and Choices for All.
What is the World’s Population Now?
According to the United Nations Population Fund, at present, the total human population in the world is about 7.95 billion. In a few months, it will cross the 8 billion mark. The largest part of the world’s population resides in Asia. About 60 percent of the world’s people are in this continent. The countries with the largest populations in the world are China and India.
How far Behind India is China?
According to the data from the United Nations Population Fund, India’s population is currently around 1.40 billion. At the same time, the population of China is 1.44 billion. It is estimated that by the year 2023, India will overtake China to become the world’s most populous country. This is because China’s fertility rate currently stands at 1.7. At the same time, the fertility rate in India is still above 2 in comparison.
What is the Reason for the Increasing Population?
The main reason for the increasing population can be said to increase in fertility rate and a decrease in death rate. If we talk about the year 1900, then the population of the world was less than 2 billion at that time. In comparison, in 122 years, the population has increased by 4 times. The present generation is getting the best health facilities etc. The fertility rate in the world may have been lower than before, but it is still very high in many countries. The reason for this is the lack of education and awareness.
Population Problem or Solution?
The population has its own meaning in different countries. In countries with less population, you get to see more amenities and development. At the same time, countries with large populations like India and China still remain developing. On one hand, China, Russia, and many other countries are now promoting the fertility rate, on the other hand, the lack of resources and plurality of the population in India also cannot be ignored. The development of the country can be done by giving the right direction to more population, but its ill effects on the environment cannot be ignored.
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