For long, the Indian central and state governments had encouraged family planning and a two-child paradigm.
In this century, population, rather, young population, is what every country aspires to have. Look at the awes of most developed countries like
So the question I have for the readers of this post is: Is India's demographics good or bad? Population puts a stress on nation’s infrastructure and some social welfare systems like education (while releasing stress on pension systems). But a continuous influx of youth into the labour markets keeps labor costs low and thereby keeps the country, an attractive area for investment. To be more precise, what about you? Does the country require you, or are you a nationally unwanted being from an economic viewpoint? Are you the third (as I am) or later child? Do you have prospects to earn and income and consume and thus contribute to the growth of the country? And finally, if you are nationally unwanted from the economic point of view, isn't it just nice to have you around?