At the time of Independence, the population of India was 350 million, which exploded to over 1 billion by May 2000. List any two reasons for this rise in population and any two steps taken by the government to check this population explosion. 

Asked by Topperlearning User | 16th Jun, 2014, 10:52: AM

Expert Answer:

Two reasons for increase in population are

(i) A rapid decline in the death rate, maternal mortality rate and infant mortality rate.

(ii) Increase in the number of people of reproducible age.

Two steps for checking population explosion:

(i) Statutory raising of marriageable age of females to 18 years and males to 21 years.

(ii) Incentives given to couples with small families. 

Answered by  | 16th Jun, 2014, 12:52: PM