Committee: United Nations Development Programme.
Topic: Millennium Development Goals
Country: Republic of India
Delegated: Monica Rodriguez
The Republic of India is a SovereignSocialist Democratic Republic with a Parliamentary Government system since 1947 after being English territory and obtained their independence in a peaceful and non-violent movement.
“India is a landwhere age and wisdom are traditionally respected. But improved longevity is challenging age old assumptions”, says Prodeepta Das.
The Republic of India is the second most populous country in theworld, and has about the 16.7% of the world’s population. The growth rate is of 1.548% and the birth rate is about 21.76/1000 population. Comparing the birth with the death rate (6.4 deaths/1000population) obviously there are more births than deaths which means that we’re a country which is rapidly growing. While it took France 120 years for the population of the elderly to double, it took India just25 years. This population shot up from 12 million in 1901, to 19 million in 1951 and 77 million in 2001.
Our life expectancy is 69.89 years in average (male and female). About the 31% of thepopulation is aged less than 14 years old; the 63% is compounded by people between 15 and 64 years and only the 6 percent is compounded by people over 65 years old.
The Republic of India has been hardlyworking to keep the population controlled growth and has succeeded but maybe not as much as we would like. This country considers that is very important to control the sanitation and health of thepopulation, so that the life of the citizens will be better specially the old ones. It is a very important goal of this country.
This country has started some projects like the ‘National Council for OlderPersons’ which is taking steps to ensure that the uniform age of 60 years and above is taken into account for availing facilities and benefits to senior citizens. Also The Senior Citizens Unit Plan...