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By 2027, India set to be world’s most populous

June 19, 2019 06:13 AM


By 2027, India set to be world’s most populous
UN report says that by 2050, world’s population will increase by 2 billion; it is expected to reach its peak at nearly 11 billion by the end of the century

By 2027, eight years from now, India is projected to overtake China as the world’s most populous country, a UN report said on Monday. The current estimated population of our country is 1.37 billion and it is expected to add nearly 273 million people by 2050.

As per the report, India is projected to remain the most populous country of the world through the end of the century with 1.5 billion inhabitants, followed by China with just under 1.1 billion. The Chinese population will decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 per cent, between 2019 and 2050.

‘The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights’ published by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, provides a comprehensive overview of global demographic patterns and prospects.

The study concluded that the world’s population could reach its peak around the end of the current century, at a level of nearly 11 billion.

The new population projections indicate that nine countries will make up more than half the projected growth of the global population between now and 2050—India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the US (in descending order of the expected increase). The report also confirmed that the world’s population is growing older due to increasing life expectancy and falling fertility levels, and that the number of countries experiencing a reduction in population size is growing

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