India, one of the largest countries in the world, has been projected to surpass China this year as the most populous nation, even though its population growth has been slowing down, as reported by the United Nations.
According to the official data released by the government of India, the country estimates that its population is 1.38 billion, whereas China’s population is 1.4 billion.
As per the details, Uttar Pradesh, with a projected population of 230 million people, is the country ‘s most populated state, while Lakshadweep, with only 68,000 people, is the least populated.
The data shows that India is one of the youngest countries on earth, with 27.3 percent of its population aged 15 to 29 years.
On the other hand, one of the eight countries predicted to be most responsible for half the increase in global population anticipated to 2050 is India.
It is pertinent to mention here that the South Asian country’s general population growth has grown at 1.2 a year since 2011, down from 1.7 over the previous decade.
The official of the Indian government has confirmed that the use of family planning methods in India increased to 66.67 percent in 2019-20, up from 53.5 percent in 2015-16.
According to the government’s data, India’s total fertility rate – the number of children per woman – fell to 2 in 2019-2021, down from 3.4 in 1992-93.