5 Facts About India’s Growing Population That’ll Convince You Not To Have Kids

As the year 2017 comes to an end, we are one more year older as a democratic nation and growing as ever. As a country, we have come a long way, from fighting for our independence to making a sovereign nation to dealing with social crisis and an ever-growing population. Yes, despite the fact that we are progressing towards development, India’s population is growing at an alarming rate. This year, the United Nations had released World Population Prospects: 2017 Revision and the data that came up will raise your eyebrows for sure.

1. India will be the most populated country in the next 7 years

According to the survey, China (1.4 billion people) and India(1.3 billion people) still remain the two most populous countries in the world owing to 19% and 18% of the world population. As per the growth rates, India will surpass China becoming the most populated country in the world.


2. We are not young country for long

Right now the median age of India’s population stands at 27 years making us a young country majorly. By the next seven years, the median age would be around 40 years, owing to the fact that we would be losing on our youth. By 2050, more than 1 people in every 5 will be above 60 years of age.


3.  By 2040, most of India’s population will be dependent

Being a young country, a major part of India’s population is non-dependent. However, by 2040, India’s population will grey and that would increase the number of people who will be dependent which will hinder the economic growth of the country. Here is how India is aging as compared to Japan.


4. Indian population has young moms

Earlier women used to have their fifth or sixth child in their 40s. Now, the mean age of mothers having their children is falling every year. Indian women are having children at a much younger age now and also having fewer children than before.


5. The sex ratio will improve

By 2020, the number of male births as compared to female births is going to fall down. India might finally see a stable sex ratio in the coming years. The number of females who died before the turn of 5 is falling too and the infant mortality rate for females and males is coming closer in number and falling too.


This might be good news for the country. But we as a country still have miles to go before we sleep.

(Source Story: Huffington Post)
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