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The Biobrio 7(3 & 4), 2020

Population Growth, Food Security, Biodiversity and Covid-19

Nikhil Agnihotri, T.K. Sharma and Sippy Dassani


India along with the world is facing problems caused by the strain of rising population. Rapid growth of
population is not only causing deterioration in the environment and the exploitation of natural resources is
reaching its limits, but the stress of urbanization, civil amenities and food security is also rising day by day.
Though the condition of developed countries is also a matter of concern, but several developing countries of
the third world are facing huge problems regarding food security as well as the crisis of malnourishment, lack of
potable water and basic civil amenities. On 1st January 2020, about 300,000 children were born worldwide, out
of which 67000 children were born only in India, which is more than 22% of the total children born on the given
date. Over exploitation of natural resources worldwide has caused a threat to the environment and the

Keywords:    Climate change, hunger index, malnutrition, natural resources.

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