Don’t know whether India would or wouldn’t outdo China in the frame of development but unquestionably would in population count.
What statistics-analysis reflects is that India’s population figures would surpass China six years quicker than anticipated. Not 2028 but 2022 would spotlight India as one of the world’s populous country, reported the United Nations.
The ballpark figure where India stands currently is at 1.32 billion, while China accounts to 1.38 billion. Both India and China would be on par in 2022 sustaining 1.4 billion lives. But, then India would head towards beating China, that is, touching 1.5 billion in 2030, escalating to 1.7 billion in 2015. In contrary, China will latch on to stability in 2030, slanting down thereafter.
The world’s population will be 9.7 billion compared to current 7.3 billion. And much to the dismay, India will be one of those in 9 countries atop to contribute towards half of the world’s population.
Moth-eaten population policies are the claimed driving-factors to such shame-worthy hike.
India’s only feasible contraceptive method is sterilisation of women. Rural population which accounts for the contry’s maximum population continues to be oblivious of the other modern and convenient birth control measures. 77 percent of the 4.7 million women sterilised had never used any other forms of contraception.
The UN population projection had put forward the need for a more far- and healthy family planning services in India.
By Prerna Daga
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