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What is the need for population control in the country? Do you think there is a need for a population country law? Critically examine.

Topic: population and associated issues

2. What is the need for population control in the country? Do you think there is a need for a population country law? Critically examine. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu , Insights on India

Why the question:

A Mathura resident has asked the Supreme Court to direct the government to “ascertain the feasibility” of enacting a “stringent population control law.”

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the need of population control and feasibility of a population control law.

Directive word: 

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by citing statistic regarding the population growth in India.

Body:

First, write about the need for population control – Social problems, Environment, Scarcity of resources and services, Inflation and Standard of living etc.

Next, write about the feasibility of a population control law. Write its pros and cons in detail.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward and a balanced opinion regarding the need of a population control law