The world's population will rise to 11.2 billion by 2100 from the current 7.6 billion, latest projections put out by the UN population division suggest. A billion have been added since 2005, and another billion are likely to be added by 2030 according to this forecast.
India's population, currently estimated at 1.34 billion, is projected to rise to 1.51 billion by 2030 and further to 1.66 billion by 2050 before declining to 1.52 billion by century end. Although China is currently the world's most populous country with 1.41 billion, in 2024 both countries will have about 1.44 billion each. After that, India's population will continue to grow while the Chinese population will remain stable till the 2030s and then decline.............................Read more
Source: The Economic Times