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Resources need to grow according to magnitude of population


With India’s population likely to reach 1.6 billion in 20 years,resources have to grow according to the magnitude of future population in the context of the country’s low world ranking in terms of Gross Domestic Product and Human Development Index, Prem Krishna,Chairman of Research Council, Central Building Research Institute, Roorkee, said.

Delivering his address at the 16th convocation of Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU) here, he said has set a target of providing housing to all by 2022 thereby providing all infrastructure required.

Engineering students had wide scope in this perspective, he said, adding that in the present fast changing technology world, every engineer has to update himself every moment.

has become the third largest economy in the world only behind and and the country will enjoy a unique demographic dividend as compared to several developed countries in the world, he said.

Stating that land and water are constant, he said increasing population and higher aspiration of standard of life will test these constants.

Though this seems to imply a way of life against current social practices, this interpretation of Gandhian philosophy is more relevant today as compared to any other time, he said.

Karnataka Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayreddi said four lakh students are studying in 217 technical institutes and 12,000 students are pursuing master degree through Visvesvaraya Technological University.

Technical education is not new to the country asit was imparted as back as 3500 years ago, the minister said.

The first university was Takshashila about 2500 years ago.

The state will be starting skill university for the benefit of self employment to the youths, he said.

Karnataka will also establish School of Economics in Bengaluru shortly he said.

75 gold medals were awarded to 32 under graduate rank holders of various streams at the convocation.

However the golden boy Pranav P who had secured 12 gold medals could not turn up at the convocation.

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13 Comments on "Resources need to grow according to magnitude of population"

  1. makati1 on Sat, 21st Jan 2017 9:12 pm 

    Business Standard = BS. Who needs another school to turn out idiots who believe you can expand resources on a finite planet. Better start a school for permaculture.

  2. forbin on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 3:23 am 

    ok this have a provocative statement at the beginning then later

    “Stating that land and water are constant,”

    yes 1.6 billions will certainly be a test of them and other resources!

    Less people – not a chance ! ( sighs )


  3. Cloggie on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 3:27 am 

    India has become the third largest economy in the world only behind USA and China and the country will enjoy a unique demographic dividend as compared to several developed countries in the world, he said.

    Prem Krishna is a nutter if he thinks that India will “enjoy” 1.6 billion people on an area 6 times France or the Mississippi basin.

    Ah well, the prevailing religion is Hinduism, which pontificates that every human desire should be eradicated and that there is nothing worth striving for an environmental friendly religion if there ever was one. Indians are in nihilism a little bit like Friday, albeit far better mannered.

    For every human there are 69 trees on this planet and nobody ever complained that there were too many trees. Trees have no desires, don’t go places, don’t use energy and even make themselves useful in converting CO2 in biomass. Indians come pretty close to that ideal (except for the CO2/biomass conversion).

  4. Hubert on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 3:35 am 

    Something has gone wrong in the educational system of this stupid country. I don’t think there is anyway of fixing this. I no longer have empathy for idiots. In the end, Nature will take care of overpopulation problem for us. It will be ugly, but Nature has always been cruel and ruthless.

  5. onlooker on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 6:38 am 

    okay did not read this article just read makati comment. Only Economists and Madman believe you can have infinite growth on a finite planet.

  6. Lucifer on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 6:43 am 

    Hubert, Why blame nature for being cruel and ruthless. It must be Gods will for all the death and destruction that will happen shortly. All those lost souls will end up in Heaven or Hell.

  7. Davy on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 7:16 am 

    Another numb net article from techno optimist who believe more of what got us here will save us. Let’s face it we are doomed to self-destruct because we are in traps that are one big existential trap. We are not going to get out of these traps with more technology as more people are born. We have no choice but to embrace more technology. It is called sink or swim. The other side of this sink or swim is we could just turn away from our current failed evolution and sink. We could allow a voluntary rebalance that will be a die off of a civilization that passes through or ends in a bottleneck. We can call in airstrikes on our overrun position and hope we survive.

    Yea, that “ain’t gonna happen”. Our status-quo leadership and the techno optimistic global narrative is about progress and overcoming challenges. This is true even though if you honestly accept what science is telling us then there is little room for optimism. There are enough corrupt scientist along with the corrupt business and the political establishment that a false narrative can be perpetuated. It will be perpetuated to the end because our global civilization is shaped that way. Our DNA is shaped this way with a large brain that can fantasize a reality. Our civilization was built on growth. It will fail without growth. It has no choice in a subconscious way to embrace growth good or bad.

    It is you as the individual or in the small community of likeminded individuals who can embrace an alternative. Yield to this global force of techno optimism. It is wrong but you have no choice but to live it. You will sink unless you play along. You can still live differently and find somewhere less dangerous for when this system bifurcates into to something less in balance with itself and nature. In a finite world civilizations end and species go extinct. Humans are no different. It is the lowest of organisms that survive the longest. It is species like ours that are at the apex that have the most to worry about. We don’t survive very well next to hydrothermal vents and in anaerobic environments. We are not like the small mammals that survived next to the dying great dinosaurs.

    This article is more of the same of a civilization grasping for answers when there are none. There are plenty of fake answers which is typical of humans that tell themselves what they want to hear. We have a rebalance coming that may be a die off. You as an individual can find a small refuge of sort but society will not. Now is the time to find a place to hide. If you can’t find a physical place then find it in your heart. In the end that is where real meaning is.

  8. Kenz300 on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 7:33 am 

    Too many people create too much pollution and demand too many resources….

  9. penury on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 9:49 am 

    For anyone interested I recommend the “automatic earth” today, It will interest some people and probably irritate the others. But then the truth appears to irritate a lot of posters here.

  10. Sissyfuss on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 11:59 am 

    I like that, Davy, A numb net article. Another way of saying numb nuts on the net.

  11. Davy on Sun, 22nd Jan 2017 12:46 pm 

    Siss, it is hard to put one by you lol. Good catch! That must have been an auto correct but it works.

  12. Apneaman on Mon, 23rd Jan 2017 8:45 am

  13. Apneaman on Mon, 23rd Jan 2017 9:15 am 

    The fate of industrial civilization

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