'Population explosion threat to nation'

Speaking after inaugurating the World Population Day and Voluntary Blood Donation camp jointly organised by the District Administration, Health and Family Welfare Department and SDM College NSS unit here on Tuesday, he said population is considered to be a nation’s treasure, but when it crosses limits, it can be very harmful for a country’s development.

Educated people know the adverse effects created by population explosion. Hence, they plan to have one or two children but places where illiteracy is prevalent, one can see 12 to 13 children in a family. Large population comes with great responsibility. Hence, its every citizen’s duty to guide their children in the right way by giving them all basic facilities, he added. “The growing population has become a threat to our country. It has become a necessity to control it by spreading awareness on family planning,” opined District Health Officer Dr O R Srirangappa.

Every year the population increases by 1 crore 55 lakhs in India. Improved medical facilities have brought down the death rate. Increased population leads to problems like gender inequality, lack of basic necessities, unemployment and poverty, opined Reproductive and Child Health officer Rukmani. “If one per cent of the population donates blood, it will be enough for the State. The main aim of blood donation is to ensure safe and quality blood round the clock throughout the year,” said District Aids Prevention and control Unit Programme Officer Dr Kishore Kumar.

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