India<br />In the Midst of Change<br />
Textiles<br />Malnutrition<br />Life Expectancy<br />Literacy Rate<br />Key Terms<br />
Textiles<br />Cloth made by weaving or by knitting.<br />
Malnutrition<br />Poor nutrition caused by a lack of food or an unbalanced diet.<br />
Life Expectancy<br />The average number of years a person is expected to live.<br />
Literacy Rate<br />The percentage of a population age 15 and over that can read and write.<br />
India’s GDP is $3.6 trillion, making it the 4th highest in the world.<br />However, the standard of living is very low bec...
India is the second-most-populated country in the world, with over 1 billion people.<br />India also has one of the world’...
World Population Growth Rates<br />
About 72% of India’s population lives in rural areas, that means nearly 300 million people lived in urban areas in 2000.<b...
About one fourth of India’s people lives in poverty.<br />In recent years, however, India’s middle class has been growing....
What is the population of India?<br />Why is India expected to be the world’s most populated country by 2050?<br />Reading...
1 Billion<br />It has one of the world’s highest population growth and birth rates.<br />Reading Check 1<br />
India has the second-fastest-growing economy in Asia. <br />The middle class provides a huge market for goods and services...
Products such as electrical appliances are being manufactured in greater numbers.<br />India also has a thriving film indu...
What are some major industries in India?<br />How does India’s middle class help the country’s economy?<br />Reading Check...
Computer software programming, film industry, electrical appliance manufacturing, textiles, gemstone and jewelry exporting...
India must meet the challenge of taking care of its growing population.<br />The millions of people born each year will ne...
In 1998, India tested nuclear weapons, and Pakistan responded by testing its own nuclear weapons.<br />Fighting broke out ...
Nuclear Weapons<br />
Disease and malnutrition, or poor nutrition caused by a lack of food, are still problems for millions of Indian people.  <...
Because of these measures, the average life expectancy in India has increased from 53 years in 1981 to 63 years in 2003.<b...
Life Expectancy<br />
A country’s literacy rate shows the percentage of the population age 15 and over that can read and write.<br />In 1991, ju...
Literacy Rate<br />
Education in India<br />
How have changes in health care increased life expectancy in India?<br />Give some reasons that a nation would want its ci...
People are living longer because more government-paid doctors are working in rural areas, and the government has launched ...
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  1. 1. India<br />In the Midst of Change<br />
  2. 2. Textiles<br />Malnutrition<br />Life Expectancy<br />Literacy Rate<br />Key Terms<br />
  3. 3. Textiles<br />Cloth made by weaving or by knitting.<br />
  4. 4. Malnutrition<br />Poor nutrition caused by a lack of food or an unbalanced diet.<br />
  5. 5. Life Expectancy<br />The average number of years a person is expected to live.<br />
  6. 6. Literacy Rate<br />The percentage of a population age 15 and over that can read and write.<br />
  7. 7. India’s GDP is $3.6 trillion, making it the 4th highest in the world.<br />However, the standard of living is very low because that $3.6 trillion is shared by all of India’s population (over 1 billion people), so each person would only get $3,300 if it were divided evenly. <br />India<br />
  8. 8. India is the second-most-populated country in the world, with over 1 billion people.<br />India also has one of the world’s highest population growth rates. <br />By 2050, India is expected to be the world’s most populated country.<br />Key Features of India’s Population - Growth<br />
  9. 9. World Population Growth Rates<br />
  10. 10. About 72% of India’s population lives in rural areas, that means nearly 300 million people lived in urban areas in 2000.<br />Using 2006 population figures, that equals the combined total populations of the United States, Russia, Mexico, and South Korea. <br />Key Features of India’s Population – Urban Areas<br />
  11. 11. About one fourth of India’s people lives in poverty.<br />In recent years, however, India’s middle class has been growing.<br />These people earn enough money to buy goods and services that improve their lives, and are neither rich nor poor.<br />Key Features of India’s Population – Middle Class<br />
  12. 12. What is the population of India?<br />Why is India expected to be the world’s most populated country by 2050?<br />Reading Check 1<br />
  13. 13. 1 Billion<br />It has one of the world’s highest population growth and birth rates.<br />Reading Check 1<br />
  14. 14. India has the second-fastest-growing economy in Asia. <br />The middle class provides a huge market for goods and services produced and sold in India.<br />One of India’s major industries is computer software programming, and its computer software has become a major export.<br />A Growing Economy<br />
  15. 15. Products such as electrical appliances are being manufactured in greater numbers.<br />India also has a thriving film industry, producing more films than any other country.<br />Textiles, or cloth, including silk and cotton, and gemstones are major exports for India.<br />The United States buys the largest share of India’s exports.<br />A Growing Economy (Cont’d)<br />
  16. 16. What are some major industries in India?<br />How does India’s middle class help the country’s economy?<br />Reading Check 2<br />
  17. 17. Computer software programming, film industry, electrical appliance manufacturing, textiles, gemstone and jewelry exporting.<br />They provide a huge market for goods and services.<br />Reading Check 2<br />
  18. 18. India must meet the challenge of taking care of its growing population.<br />The millions of people born each year will need jobs, housing, health care, and education.<br />Food, water, and electricity will also be in higher demand.<br />Progress and Challenges<br />
  19. 19. In 1998, India tested nuclear weapons, and Pakistan responded by testing its own nuclear weapons.<br />Fighting broke out between India and Pakistan again in 2003, followed by more weapons tests by both countries.<br />A cease fire in 2004 and continuing peace talks have brought new hope to the troubled region.<br />Progress and Challenges – Tensions with Pakistan<br />
  20. 20. Nuclear Weapons<br />
  21. 21. Disease and malnutrition, or poor nutrition caused by a lack of food, are still problems for millions of Indian people. <br />However, the government has taken steps to improve health care, such as placing more government-paid doctors in rural areas and launching programs to protect people from certain diseases.<br />Progress and Challenges – Health Care<br />
  22. 22. Because of these measures, the average life expectancy in India has increased from 53 years in 1981 to 63 years in 2003.<br />Life expectancy is the average number of years a person is expected to live.<br />Progress and Challenges – Health Care<br />
  23. 23. Life Expectancy<br />
  24. 24. A country’s literacy rate shows the percentage of the population age 15 and over that can read and write.<br />In 1991, just over 50% of India’s population was literate.<br />In 2001, the literacy rate had risen to about 65%.<br />Progress and Challenges - Education<br />
  25. 25. Literacy Rate<br />
  26. 26. Education in India<br />
  27. 27. How have changes in health care increased life expectancy in India?<br />Give some reasons that a nation would want its citizens to read and write.<br />Reading Check 3<br />
  28. 28. People are living longer because more government-paid doctors are working in rural areas, and the government has launched programs that protect people from certain diseases.<br />Educated people and skilled workers can help the economy to grow.<br />Reading Check 3<br />

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