Population of India

Successful Models of Population Control in States

Kerala Model Kerala is the leading example for population stabilization in the country. When compared with China, Kerala’s birth, death and infant mortality rates are lower and literacy rates are higher. Kerala has achieved all these achievements without resorting to any coercive measures. Kerala’s model has been by eleven ‘M’s. They are: Maharajas Historically, the […]


Trends in Ageing Population in India

Most of developed countries define an “elderly” as a person who has crossed 65 years of his / her life. However, in Indian context, the National Policy on Older Persons, 1999 defines ‘senior citizen’ or ‘elderly’ as a person who is of age 60 years and above. The same definition is applicable in Maintenance and […]

Demographic Transition Theory

The demographic transition theory studies the relationship between economic development and population growth. It discusses about changes in birth rate and death rate and consequently growth rate of population in assonance with the process of growth and development. It is also used to describe and predict the future population of any area. The theory tells […]

What are the ‘Canvasser’ method and ‘householder’ method of enumeration?

‘Canvasser’ and the ‘Householder’ methods are the two recognised methods of census enumeration. Under the ‘Canvasser’ method the enumerator approaches every household and records the answer on the schedules himself after ascertaining the particulars from the head of the household or other knowledgeable persons in the  This is followed in India. Under the ‘householder’ method […]