Every nook and corner, literally, of India is a living example of increasing population. Irrespective of whether you’re in a mall or a temple, airport or railway station, a passageway or a highway, every place is always overcrowded at any time of the day. There’s no doubt our nation is an over populous one.
And now, according to a report by the United Nations, India is marching towards topping the population chart. The nation is projected to surpass China as the world’s most populous country within the next eight years, i.e. by 2027. Currently China has 1.43 billion people and India has 1.37 billion, which is 17 and 18 percent respectively of the global total in 2019. However, India is sure to beat her neighbouring country with its ever growing population which by the way, will shoot up to 272 million people by 2050. Our country will in fact remain the most populated until the end of the century.
Further, the report said that world population continues to grow, though at a slower pace. It’s predicted to increase from the current 7.7 billion people to 8.5 billion by 2030, then rise to 9.7 billion by 2050 before finally hitting 10.9 billion by 2100. This new population report indicates that eight other excluding India – Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the US will account for more than half of the projected population growth between now and 2050, with India of course leading the game and the US, the last.