In the 1960s, fears of overpopulation sparked campaigns for population control. But whatever became of the population bomb?
A Journey through India: The Legacy of Population Fears
By 2030, India is poised to become the most populous nation in the world. The country's fertility rate has declined from an estimated 5.9 children per woman in the 1950s to 2.5 today. But concern about population persists in this country of 1.2 billion people, particularly in northern India where women on average are still having more children.