Following are three causes of poor health in India:
(i) High Birth Rate and Rapid Growth of Population : It has created a number of health risks. Population growth has made it difficult to provide safe or sufficient water supply, garbage disposal and sanitation for the community,
(ii) Malnutrition : Widespread malnutrition has contributed to the number of health problems including infections and diseases among children.
(iii) Unsanitary Conditions and Housing : A large number of people live in poor households located in crowded and unsanitary surroundings. People face the problem of contaminated food, water and soil, insufficient personal hygiene and sewage disposal. A sizeable population lives in sub standards dwellings lacking in space, ventilation and sunlight.