By: Maria Roth
Jobs have been effected with this big boom in population, but it has been done so in a positive manner. Employment rose from 26.4 million in 1990 to 28.1 million in 1999 at the rate of only .65 percent a year. The amount of jobs are increasing with the population and India is booming economically with the help of other countries.
Another thing that is problematic is how the environment and land in India is dealing with this dense, and growing, population. Since there are so many people, trash, waste, deforestation, soil erosion, air pollution and other forms of environmental degradation are occurring. The government is trying to in force more pollution standards, however if India continues on the path it is going, its land will be unarable in a matter of years.
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The Ganges River has also been negatively effected. In Hindu culture, it is a tradition to bathe and drink from this sacred river, however, toxic waste, untreated sewage water, and partially burned bodies are dumped here. This negatively effects the population that uses this river for their benefit.
Industrial plants are very popular in India. It is not unlikely to see them release toxic waste into the air every day. People are experiencing health issues do to it and an even bigger carbon footprint is being created. Deforestation is common as well, for, in the 20th century, India had lost 386 square miles to deforestation. Many exotic and native animals are suffering from this loss, and as a result, are dying from poachers, polluted water, and ingesting trash and toxic waste.
The combination of overpopulation and pollution does not have a good outcome. India has suffered tremendously from these effects and it should be anticipated that we will see countless more environmental catastrophes in the future.
Where did all the jobs go? Outsourcing.
There are some down falls from outsourcing like employees in the U.S loosing their jobs to people on the other side of the world. Also, Indian workers in these positions make between one-sixth and one-tenth of what U.S workers in the same position earn. Also, many business risks are involved in outsourcing. The, "United States' strict intellectual property rights overseas," is strongly enforced, and there has been several privacy violations in India. This is a concern to many companies because, ".. there are no data privacy laws in India and no way to enforce U.S law overseas."
Outsourcing has its benefits and faults and has created controversy around the world. However, it has benefited India and has helped keep its economy stable.