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Over 7 Billion - It's time to Relook, Reevaluate and Evolve New Solutions

The global human population has crossed the 7 Billion mark today. Significantly, it has taken just over 2 centuries for the global community to grow 7 times of their size from around 1 billion at the beginning of the 19th century to over 7 billion in 2011, and we may well double ourselves over the next century. We at India are inching closer to the 18% of the total world population. While the human population has made remarkable strides, poverty, malnutrition, high infant death rates still plague considerable members of the population. Many countries are dealing with internal discord and external strife. Terrorism and war between nation states have considerable impact on the lives of the people for decades and generations to come. Wars have considerable impact on the economies of all countries involved. Several countries may not reach the desired United Nation's Millennium Development Goals by 2015. Ensuring proper healthcare facilities remains a challenge. The damage caused to the environment during the development process will only boomerang on us. It's time to look back at the achievements and failures, reevaluate, evolve and implement strategies for a prosperous, peaceful and environment-friendly world. A daunting task ahead.

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