On a recent visit to India, Mr. Herbert Armstrong was told by Prime Minister Indira Gandhi that the foreign press always portrays the problems of India with great detail but hardly ever reports the positive steps India is taking to solve some of their problems. It's surely true that in India all of the major problems facing the entirety of the world are exemplified -overpopulation, industry vs. agriculture, economic growth vs. pollution, etc. India faces a seemingly insurmountable population problem. Each year the equivalent population of Australia is added to the already terribly overcrowded populace. India needs to provide upwards of 150,000,000 jobs to employ its huge labor force. Yet in all of this, the leadership of the country is trying to do what it can. The city of Bombay, India's most modern metropolis, with tall steel and glass skyscrapers reminiscent of American cities, portrays India's great achievements as well as its severe problems, as no other location on the subcontinent can. While many of Bombay's 6 million inhabitants work and dwell in air-conditioned buildings, a fourth of the population lives either on the pavement or in clapboard and burlap shanties without electricity or plumbing.
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