The growing population is a big problem in developing countries.
Should the government provide new homes in the cities or the countryside?
It is argued that a rising population is considered a major issue in undeveloped nations. To accommodate more people, the state has to provide housing to them either in the cities or suburbs. This essay will argue that the government should build housing facilities in the cities because it is easy to find work in the cities and it will help to conserve land used for farming.
Firstly, there is a huge industry in the cities, which can provide enough work opportunities for residents. This is due to the fact that the agricultural sector in villages cannot provide jobs to all people living in the countryside. Thus, providing shelters in metropolitan cities should the first choice for administrative authorities. For example, a recent study by Cambridge University found that nearly 10% of people were jobless in the remote areas of undeveloped nations because now in fields fewer workers are required as a single machine can perform work of many people.
Secondly, if the houses are built in the countryside, there will be a significant reduction in agricultural land. The is because construction developers will have to acquire fertile land to build housing for people. A reduction in farming land will result in lower crop yield to feed people. To illustrate, in the last two decades in Ludhiana, new infrastructure projects has resulted in nearly 5000 acres of land now being used for commercial purposes which were previously used for agriculture.
In conclusion, housing issues for ever-increasing population is a serious concern, and the government should build houses in cities because more work is available for people in the cities and the farming land will not be wasted for building houses.