As population continues to increase in district, so do problems

Neeraj BaggaTribune News ServiceAmritsar, July 11HeadcountAs the globe celebrates the World Population Day, the city has a reason to worry about — rising population. Deputy Commissioner (DC) KS Sangha said the government was trying to make people aware of the affects of high population. An economist, Dr Varinder Bhatia, says the rising population has become a global concern as never before the Earth was populated with 7.5 billion people. Punjab Pradesh Beopar Mandal president PL Seth says, “High population results in a spurt in demand for land. Year Population1951 13,67,0401961 15,34,9161971 18,35,5001981 21,88,4901991 25,05,0342001 30,96,0772011 24,90,656(Plunge in population in 2011 due to formation of Tarn Taran district in 2006)

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