India’s prime minister has warned for the first time of the risks of an ‘unchecked population explosion’ in the nation of 1.3billion.
Speaking recently, Narendra Modi called for family planning measures and praised an ‘informed section’ of society who are ‘doing good for the country’ by choosing to have small families.
‘It will bring a lot of challenges for the future generations,’ Mr Modi said in a speech in New Delhi. He added: ‘We have to think if we can do justice to the aspirations of our children.’
India has the second biggest population in the world behind China with 1.4billion – which it is set to surpass by 2024.