- Radhika Harivanam
Tax Senior, Deloittte Tax India Pvt. Ltd.
Population Explosion - Root cause of most issues relating to poverty in all of the developing and developed countries and ways to curb it.
There are many organizations across the globe trying to help under privileged people and the society in many ways. Right from getting the right nutrition for pregnant women to providing education to under privileged children and many others such as health, hygiene, drinking water, pollution control to name a few.
But are we trying to curb the root cause for this effectively? Population is the evil and how well are we dealing with this issue? Is it only the government’s responsibility? There may be some welfare organizations working in this area and to be frank I did not take the time to look them up on a search engine because I do not see that we have any effective result.
If every Indian family has only 2 children, we will definitely be a developed country and a self-sufficient country in many ways. Only if we can drive this, I am sure we can get rid of most of our concerns dealing with poverty. At least this will leave fewer people below the poverty and with more resources to help.
My question is – how fair is it to provide nutrition to a pregnant woman who is delivering her 5th or 6th child? What are we trying to achieve here? We would be more successful if we could convince her stop with 2 children - spend all our efforts doing this rather than supporting her through all pregnancies and then supporting those children.
I am new to the TED talk conversation and I hope to hear from some of you and learn from you.