Monday, October 14, 2013

Demographic Dividend in India - Asset or Liability

In recent times there has been a lot of noise from Indian Politicians as well as from some parts of the Media about the Indian Demographic dividend, speaking in glowing terms of how the huge young Indian population that would come to working age would be a big dividend for the Country.

Even though I may seem like a pessimist in terms of India's population becoming a dividend, here are the points mentioned below why I think there will be Challenges in terms of India's growing population leading to unrest and tension if sufficient opportunities are not provided to the youth.