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Breaking News: India Ahead of China in Terms of Population: Become World’s Populous Nation as Per UN Data

  • Posted on April 19, 2023
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According to the latest UN data released on Wednesday, India has now surpassed China as the world's most populous country. The report indicates that India's population has exceeded that of China, cementing its position as the most populous nation on the planet. The news has sparked discussions and debates across the globe as experts analyze the implications of this significant demographic shift.

People photographed in Bengaluru, Karnataka, India (Image Credit: Peter Adams|Stones|Getty image)

India's population has now crossed 1.428 billion, marginally overtaking China's 1.425 billion. The data reveals that India has now become the most populous country in the world, with a population slightly higher than that of China. The news has attracted significant attention as the global community closely monitors the implications of this historic shift in demographics.


India's population has now crossed 1.428 billion, marginally overtaking China's 1.425 billion. The data reveals
Public Transportation Train has huge crowd people's swings while traveling (Image Credit: Reuters)

With India's population now surpassing China's, there is growing pressure on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government to address the need for employment opportunities for millions of people who are joining the workforce, especially as the country transitions away from farm jobs. India boasts a young population, with half of its citizens under the age of 30, which is expected to contribute to it becoming the world's fastest-growing major economy in the years to come. As such, creating jobs for the growing population is becoming increasingly urgent for the government.


India, now Asia's third-largest economy, is home to almost one-fifth of the world's population, which is greater than that of Europe, Africa, or the Americas combined. Although China shares a similar population size currently, this is expected to change in the future. India's population is projected to continue to rise, reaching an estimated 1.668 billion by 2050, while China's population is anticipated to contract to approximately 1.317 billion.


As India continues to experience rapid population growth, there is a growing concern about its impact on the country's resources, infrastructure, and environment. With more people entering the workforce and requiring basic necessities such as food, water, and electricity, there is an increasing demand for resources. This puts a strain on the country's already-stressed infrastructure, including roads, public transportation, and housing.


India, now Asia's third-largest economy, is home to almost one-fifth of the world's population
Annual Population Growth Graph of India, China and World

Furthermore, the increase in population has also led to environmental concerns such as air and water pollution, deforestation, and the loss of biodiversity. These issues are not only limited to India but also have global implications, as the country is one of the world's largest carbon emitters.


To address these challenges, India needs to focus on sustainable development and implement policies that promote inclusive growth, job creation, and environmental sustainability. The government needs to invest in infrastructure, education, and healthcare, which will not only help meet the needs of the growing population but also foster economic growth and development.


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