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Is population growth economically beneficial to a country and its people?

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    Feb 5 2013: Definitely not. Unbridled growth results in environmental degradation and increasing pressure on natural resources. Living in a country with 1.2 billion people where you have to literally compete for a place to stand, is an awful experience as a human. In India, one thing which I have observed is, people with lesser skills multiply faster than ones who are endowed with better skills and earning capacity. Coming out of this tail spin will be a huge challenge for India and this will be closely studied by all countries and lessons drawn.

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