India ranks as the second-most populous country in the world with over 1.2 billion people. The population seems to be one of the major reasons for the poverty seen in India. India's growing population could mark it as a raising power but on the other hand it may aggravate the poverty also since it is a developing country. In general terms, poverty can be defined as subsistence, inequality and externality.
It is estimated that half of the population lives below the poverty line (BPL). There are many economic policies existing in India for poverty reduction but they could not bring out much difference. The schemes designed by the government have mostly been unsuccessful because of the rapid growth of population.
There exists a strong relationship between population and poverty; they go hand in hand; hence, by reducing poverty sustainable development could be achieved.
Decline poverty by abating population to improve the standard of living!!!