The COVID-19 lockdown has jeopardized India’s population control measures, raising fears of a population explosion. In an interview with THE WEEK, Poonam Muttreja, executive director of Population Foundation of India (PFI), an organization that works for the betterment of disadvantaged women in India, talks about the scale of the problem.
For the past several years, I have expressed my opinion on the need to encourage population control to keep the earth’s human population to a number that is within the carrying capacity of the planet. A finite amount of resources and arable land cannot support infinite population growth. Although there