With the world's population touching 7 billion, Assocham said on Tuesday India should allocate more funds to the health and education sectors to streamline economic growth.
With the birth of the world's seven billionth baby, Nargis, in Lucknow on Monday, the chamber said more involvement from the private sector must be encouraged to solve India's population woes.
India, with 1.2 billion people, is expected to overtake China around 2030, it said.
"Thus, the government
"But there are huge concerns. . . .The country has the highest number of kids suffering from hunger, fatal diseases," it said.
To overcome this, authorities should adopt development measurement indicators like health per acre, nutrition per acre and effective education per acre, it asserted.