How India can combat a very populous poor country?



India can come out from the economic confusion?

Population growth has long been a concern of the government, and India has a lengthy history of explicit
population policy. In the 1950s, the government began, in a modest way, one of the earliest national,
government-sponsored family planning efforts in the developing world. The annual population growth rate
in the previous decade (1941 to 1951) had been below 1.3 %,and government planners optimistically
believed that the population would continue to grow at roughly the same rate.

India's high infant mortality and elevated mortality in early childhood remain significant stumbling blocks
to population control. India's fertility rate is decreasing, although, at 3.4 in 1994, it was lower than those
of its immediate neighbors (Bangladesh had a rate of 4.5 and Pakistan had 6.7). The rate is projected to
decrease to 3.0 by 2000, 2.6 by 2010, and 2.3 by 2020. India's population; however, may not stabilize
until 2060. Source: Country Studies


A morning rush hour scene of a commuter train in Mumbai
Source: NHK TV March 25, 2010

(L) A family in Mumbai decided to buy a new 'Nano' Indian-made car.
(R) India's GDP 10-12 2009: Manufacturing 14.3% up, Transportation and Communication business 10%up

Source: NHK TV February 25 and March 25, 2010



Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi


A highway to the Indira Gandi International Airport

(L) Airlines' non-smoking lounge (R) A charming airport woman staff also assists buying a drink can.

(L) A man sitting beside a telephone booth and assists how to operate and collects the fee
according to an automatically calculated bill.
(R) The photo shows a money exchange in the airport lobby.
The exchange rate is usually the same in the airport and hotel.

Immigration barrier at the New Delhi International Airport

(L) The entrance to the security check point of the international airport
(R) This photo shows the airport security check point. The Central Industrial Security Force, a paramilitary organization is
in command of airport security. Some Indian staff member exercised his power, handling an air passenger like a prisoner.

A suburban area of New Delhi and India
All pictures were taken in March 2010.

今回のインド旅行は今までのものとは全く違った異質の経験であった。警備員に守られた一流ホテル敷地内とその外で、
あまりにも違いすぎる世界。豊かさと貧困、それも本当の極貧の世界。そのなかで外国人旅行者を狙った滑稽までの
ペテン工作。それが日常的に通用している社会、それを許しているインドの社会。底辺からの腐敗が上の役人までも
むしばんで賄賂に明け暮れる生活。その中で生まれつつある新生インド。10年後はどのような世界になっているのだろう。


India
Arrival to India  India's hotels Dehli temples Dehli Metro Indian railways New Dehli
Agra Taj Mahal Cheating in India Security in India Smoking ban in India  India 2010

India's indoor smoking bans
India smoking ban India 2008
Coronavirus in India



インド:人口増加と貧困にあえぐ人口大国
2010年3月執筆
執筆 医学博士 宮本順伯
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The report was written and photographed in March 2010 by Junhaku Miyamoto, MD, PhD.

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Special Note: 日本語表示

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Domestic travel in Japan
 WHO: Smoking should be banned in all public spaces.
 World population: seven billion v.s. Declining birth rate in Japan
 Nobody in the earth can destroy the natural beauty of the land.
 Stop merging war criminals and war victims at Yasukuni Shrine.
 Tax saving's rental housing is mushrooming.

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