Populous India Fears Economic Instability

While some look at rising population as an opportunity, the less optimistic ones are suffering from population anxiety, or the concern over impacts of changing demographics. In a country like India, economic concerns outweigh all others

In November last year, when the global population crossed the mark of eight billion, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) called it a world with infinite possibilities. But not all share the optimism. The disagreement in perception may have triggered concerns about population anxiety, a term used to describe people’s growing concern over the world’s population growth and its potential impact on several fronts, including the environment, the society and the well-being of individuals.