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UN: India’s population to surpass that of China’s around 2024

India’s population is projected to touch 1.5 billion in 2030

By: Sarwar Alam

India’s population could surpass that of China’s around 2024, two years later than previously estimated, and is projected to touch 1.5 billion in 2030, according to a UN forecast. The World Population Prospects: The 2017 Revision, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, said that currently China with 1.41 billion inhabitants and India with 1.34 billion remain the two most populous countries, comprising 19 and 18 per cent of the total global population. “In roughly seven years, or around 2024, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China,” the report said. The 2017 Revision…

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