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India will be most populated country by 2027: UN report

NEW DELHI, JUL 11 (AGENCIES) | Publish Date: 7/11/2019 11:30:52 AM IST

According to data provided by the Population Division of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, India itself has a population of 1.37 billion, making it the second most populated country in the world. In another 8 years, it may surpass China and become the most populated country. By 2050, India’s population may increase by another 273 million. Also, 35% of the country’s population is concentrated in the states Bihar, UP, and Maharashtra.

Despite it being observed for the past 30 years, overpopulation continues to be a concern. The idea of observing the World Population Day was conceived after an alarm was raised when the world population crossed the 5 bn mark. Yet, the world population kept increasing exponentially, and it is set to cross the 7.7-bn mark soon.

The figures should concern India more than any other country at the moment as a high birth rate continues. According to a FirstPost report, measures such as assured home delivery of contraceptives and distribution of family planning kits by social health activists have been provided by the Central government to control population growth.

The UN data further mentioned that the world’s population increases annually by 83 million approximately. They have also predicted that, by 2030, the world population will be at 8.6 billion.

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