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Question 5

What are the suggested reasons for population explosion?

Answer

The human population is increasing day by day, leading to population explosion. It is because of the following two major reasons.

(a) Decreased death rate

(b) Increased birth rate and longevity

The death rate has decreased in the past 50 years. The factor leading to decreased death rate and increased birth rate are control of diseases, awareness and spread of education, improvement in medical facilities, ensured food supply in emergency situation, etc. All this has also resulted in an increase in the longevity of an individual.

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