WASHINGTON: India is expected to surpass China to become the world’s most populous nation by 2022, the United Nations said on Thursday. China and India remain the two largest countries in the world, each with more than 1 billion people, representing 19% and 18% of the world’s population, respectively.
“But by 2022, the population of India is expected to surpass that of China,” said the report ‘World Population Prospects: The 2015 Revision’, released by the UN. Currently, among the 10 largest countries in the world, one is in Africa (Nigeria), five are in Asia (Bangladesh, China, India, Indonesia, and Pakistan), two are in Latin America (Brazil and Mexico), one is in Northern America (USA), and one is in Europe (Russian Federation). Of these, Nigeria’s population is growing the most rapidly. Consequently, the population of Nigeria is projected to surpass that of the US by about 2050.
By 2050, six countries are expected to exceed 300 million: China, India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the USA, the report said.
The current world population of 7.3 billion is expected to reach 8.5 billion by 2030, 9.7 billion in 2050 and 11.2 billion in 2100, the report said.
this is shokcing news
If population survey is done more effectively then it’s possible that India’s population is already the largest in the world overtaking China.
ppl must be educate to adopt family planning
But the same people in govt are asking Indians to have 5 or 10 kids, how can we expect something good from them ?
well,dear, u have asked very good question,govt must make some laws for adopting family planning,in china,u have to take permission to have second child,as far as i know,secondly,problem of unemployment,housing,education and medical facility will be solved upto some extent,so govt must take some remedial measures to have a control on this rapidly growing population,rest is with the ppl of country and govt to decide,what to do and what not to do,i have explain my position,thanks for ur views,u are always welcome,
truth • 16 mins ago
Good, at least in one area we are the leader in the world.