Read the story here. Advertise at Before It's News here.
Profile image
By 21st Century Wire
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views
Last hour:
Last 24 hours:

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

% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

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, render 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 has 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.

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 Indian Express, 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 responisbility’’, 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


21st Century Wire is an alternative news agency designed to enlighten, inform and educate readers about world events which are not always covered in the mainstream media.


Before It’s News® is a community of individuals who report on what’s going on around them, from all around the world.

Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.

"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.

Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!

Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Order by Phone at 888-388-7003 or online at M - F 9am to 5pm EST

Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!

HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation

Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.

MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser!  Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen! 
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover -  Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%!  (See Video)

Report abuse


    Your Comments
    Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

    Load more ...




    Email this story
    Email this story

    If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

    If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.