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India’s Negative Birth Rate: Globalist ‘Overpopulation’ Myth Falters Again

Ever since the later part of the 19th century, one of the key beliefs underpinning the technocratic elites’ plan for planetary management has been the Malthusian myth that we are caught in an inescapable overpopulation death-spiral, one in which the Earth’s resources will soon be engulfed, rendering it uninhabitable. Their proposed solution has always been the same: population management and reduction, facilitated through endless eugenics policies and mass-medical interventions enacted over the last century or so. While today’s globalist elites are much more reticent to openly admit their Neo-Malthusian beliefs than their early 20th century predecessors, it is very likely that overpopulation doomsday beliefs are still driving the extremist end of both the climate change campaign and calls for a Green New Deal, as well as Klaus Schwab’s Great Reset agenda. Still, few in media or politics will openly challenge the overpopulation myth for fear of falling foul of crypto Malthusian zealots embedded in top positions in various high-powered NGOs and global institutions like the UN, World Health Organization, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, and the World Economic Forum in Davos. 

That is precisely why when surveying the mainstream media coverage on the subject of global population, it is overwhelmingly dominated by heightened fears of over-population, and little or no coverage on the actual trend of under-population – despite the fact that even the UN is expecting global numbers to peak by 2100. In their book, Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline, authors Darrel Bricker and John Ibbitson explain why Malthusian predictions of over-population have been repeatedly over-exaggerated, and how many of today’s most populous nations are currently heading into a population decline.

India’s Population in Decline

One of those countries is India, currently sitting at approximately 1.3 billion people, but who is now experiencing a negative birthrate. This trend appears to be irreversible, at least in the short to medium term over the next century. Why? Because India’s total fertility rate is now heading well below what demographers refer to as the population’s ‘replacement level.’

“The country has been aiming for a TFR of 2.1. A fall to 2 means we have achieved our goal of population stabilisation. This means we will possibly still become the most populous country in the world – it was expected somewhere between 2024-2028 – but it will now be delayed. It essentially means that we need not worry about a very large population being a challenge to our development,” reported the Indian Express.

This is the first time Indian government has publicised a decline, according to data released by its own National Family Health Survey (NFHS).

Normally, the replacement fertility level is usually fixed at 2.1, based on the average number of children per woman that is needed to keep a pace with the deaths in a country in order to maintain its current population levels.

In other words: the present generation is not producing enough children to replace itself, hence India’s population is now in decline.

Incredibly, out of some 28 states and eight union territories surveyed, only five states recorded a fertility rate above two.

SEE ALSO: Empty Planet: The World’s Shrinking Population

As yet it is unknown exactly what is driving the decline in India’s fertility rates, and this could be linked to a number of social, environmental, dietary, chemical, and pharmaceutical factors prevalent across the population. One of the most signifiant may be the proliferation of pharmaceutical contraceptive products used in recent decades, the use of ‘modern methods’ of contraception which rose from 54% in 2016, up to 67% through the period of 2019-21.

According to the Indian Express report, the uptake of female sterilisation has increased to 38% during the same period.

The increase in female sterilisation shows that the onus of family planning remains with women, with men not participating in the process and “shrugging responsibility’’, according to Poonam Muttreja, executive director, Population Foundation of India.

“The Government must adopt a targeted social and behaviour-change communication strategy to ensure that men also take responsibility for family planning,” Muttreja said.

Currently, India is the world’s second most populated country, with more than 1.34 billion citizens, just behind China’s 1.39 billion residents.

READ MORE INDIA NEWS AT: 21st Century Wire India Files




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