According to reports, China’s population of 1.41 billion and India with 1.34 billion people, maintain the tag of the most populous countries in the world, comprising 19% and 18% of the total global population.
The World Population Prospects: The 2017 revision released by the Population Division of the United Nations’ Department of Economic and Social Affairs stated that India is likely to surpass China’s population by 2024.
In India, 71 years will be the life expectancy at birth in 2025-2030, rising to 74.2 years in 2045-2050. While under-five mortality rate will decline from 32.3 deaths under age five per 1,000 live births in 2025-2030 to 18.6 in 2045-2050.
UN proclaims that each year, roughly 83 million people are added to the world’s population and this upward trend is expected to continue in spite of a pervasive decline in fertility rates, which has dropped steadily since the 1960s. The report stated that the current world population of 7.6 billion is expected to stretch to 8.6 billion in 2030, 9.8 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion by 2100.
China and India are anticipated to have approximately a population of 1.44 billion each. Over the coming decades, India’s populace is estimated to reach 1.5 billion around 2030 and approaching 1.66 billion in 2050. In the meantime, China’s count is projected to remain stable until the 2030s, and then decline gradually.
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