International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 11, Part G (2017)
Overpopulation and its environmental effects
Increasing population growth and continuous economic development have caused serious environmental problems in the world. However, the recent experience is that the pace of environmental depletion and degradation is much faster in developing countries like India than the developed countries. Due to his technological and scientific advancement, man has made rapid development in all the sectors of economy, but unfortunately in this process of development, there has been much disruption of the functioning of surrounding natural environment. The present paper deals with general analysis of causes and impact of population growth on environment in India. The rapid economic development and expansion of urbanization in recants decade’s leads environmental degradation in northern, southern and western parts of the country. Environment is degraded mainly due to the rapid population growth in the eastern, north eastern and central regions of India. India is the second most populous country in the world having 2.4% of global land and 17.5% of the world’s total population. This rapid growth of population will lead more serious problems like environmental pollution, desertification, global warming, ozone depletion, if serious steps will not be taken to control the growing population of India.
How to cite this article:
Tajimul Md. Overpopulation and its environmental effects. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(11):489-492.