Population Problem in Bangladesh {Composition}

Bangladesh is an independent country. It is located in South East Asia and Dhaka is the capital of Bangladesh. It is a developing country. It has so many fundamental problems include the population problems in Bangladesh, the unemployment problem is most one of them.

Population of Bangladesh

The current population of Bangladesh is 165,796,476 as of January 2021, based on the latest United Nations estimates. And Yearly Growth Rate is around 1.1%. The population density in Bangladesh is 1265 per Km2 (3,277 people per mi2).


Population Problem in Bangladesh

Naturally, the population of a country is an asset. It becomes a problem when the country cannot afford to give people the basic necessaries of life. It is a small country of 1, 47,570 square kilometers. The current population of Bangladesh about 170 million and exceeds 200 million within 2021. Every year more than two million people are being added to our population. The population of Bangladesh is increasing at an alarming rate. The present growth of the population in Bangladesh is 22 (per thousand). The population problem is the burning question of Bangladesh.

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries in the world. About 1080-1150 people live in one square kilometer. The main cause of the increase in population is the ignorance and prejudices of the people. A large number of people in Bangladesh are illiterate. They can’t realize the gravity of the problem of over-population and do nothing to stop its increase. Moreover, they do not know very little about family planning nor do they cure for planed families. And some other reasons like Polygamy, marriage on early age, illiteracy, having unprotective sex and expecting male children are the main causes of population problem in Bangladesh.

The population of the country is increasing day by day. The area of Bangladesh is too small to support its vast population. As a result, it creates food problems, communication problems, educational problems, unemployment problems, shelter problems, health problems, medical problems, environmental problems, and poverty. The unemployment problem is very acute in Bangladesh. There are thousands of candidates, for one single vacant post. There are Crowds everywhere in buses, trains, markets, schools, and colleges. If our population increases at the present rate, people shall find no place to live in.

We have many ways to solve this fundamental problem the people of Bangladesh are still superstitious. Only a few percentages are educated. As a result, people do not understand the gravity of the problem. Therefore, to curb this population, wide publicity of the danger of over-population must be given first priority. Mass education is a powerful weapon to overcome the problem. The rapid birth rate can be effectively checked through family planning. Early marriage should be stopped strictly. Each couple must not have more than two children. So, the family planning workers visit every house and convince people of the usefulness of family planning. Have to aware the people. To avoid food problems, it is high time to literate our farmers for developing our agricultural sector.

Economical crisis, It is well known to all that there is huge wealth hidden under the ground of Bangladesh. If these mineral resources are exploited, the present population will not be a burden on the part of Bangladesh. Lastly, avenues of employment should be found out. If people are busy at work in factories and offices, population growth will be curbed. The government of Bangladesh has to try its best to solve the number one problem. The people of Bangladesh have to come forward. Therefore, all the people of Bangladesh and the government should join hands to meet the crisis right at this moment before it is too late.

Problems of Dhaka City for Population

Bangladesh is one of the densely populated countries in the world. Although it is a populated country it has the biggest natural beauty. Dhaka the capital of Bangladesh located in the central area. Dhaka is the densest city in this country. Many people come to the city to earn their livelihood. About 13 million peoples live in this city. For the overpopulation, there are so many problems in the city. The most common problems are Traffic jams, Load-shedding, Environment pollution, Sound pollution, Lack of pure water, Air pollution, Housing problem, etc.

Traffic jam

Traffic jam is one of the major and big problems in this city. There are so many reasons for traffic jams such as, in proportion to our population roads have not increased. There are many unlicensed vehicles that should be brought under control. The divers are not willing to obey the traffic rules. The number of traffic police is not sufficient and the scarcity of honesty of the traffic police. Roads are not sufficient wider for the vehicles of the city. For these reasons many accidents occur daily and kill much live and valuable time. To remove this problem the government should take proper steps. Roads should be wider, one-way movement of vehicles should be introduced. Traffic police should be honest and drivers and traffic police should be trained as need. Traffic rules should be straight and the number of traffic police should be increased.

Lacks of pure water

Lacks of pure water are the biggest problem in the summer seasons in Dhaka city. In the summertime, the demand for water is more than the supply of water. The layer of water in Dhaka city is decreased day by day. The city peoples depend on the groundwater is more. WASA supplies more groundwater than purification water. The purification treatment plant is less than demand and also the treatment plant is not so modern.

Load-shedding is another problem in Bangladesh, especially in rural areas. Load-shedding occurs when the generation of power is less than the demand. But nowadays the load-shedding is so less than 10 years back. It hampers the production of the mill, factories, industries, etc. Peoples suffer more for this reason. To recover the gap between demand and production, the Bangladesh government taking some effective steps.

As so many people live here, sound pollution, air pollution, and sanitation problems are also increased day by day. For so many people so many vehicles in Dhaka city where many vehicles are old and pollute air and sound. For a large number of people, the sanitation system is not enough. Dhaka is not so big city so that the housing problem also increased day by day. The authority should take proper steps to solve these problems.

Last Updated: 01.03.2021
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