India ageing faster than we thought, shows data
NEW DELHI: India is greying faster than previously projected, even though it fares better than other Saarc countries and China. The go nment has disclosed that the number of people above 60 will rise to around 340 million by 2050.
The number, revealed by junior minister for health Anupriya Patel in the Lok Sabha, is higher than projections made by the United Nations (UN) and other agencies, which also predict that the elderly population will grow much faster than the overall population with more old “widowed and highly dependent women”. The UN projected the 60-plus population to grow to 316.8 million by 2050, whereas estimates by HelpAge India pegged the number at 324 million.
这一数字是由印度卫生部副部长Anupriya Patel在人民院公布的，高于联合国和其他机构的预测。联合国和其他机构还预测，印度老年人口的增长速度将远远快于老年“丧偶妇女和高度依赖妇女”的总体增长速度。联合国预计，到2050年，印度60岁以上的人口将增加到3.168亿，而HelpAge India的预测则在3.24亿左右。
Patel told the Lok Sabha on Friday that the growth rate of the 0-14 population is slowing but that of older people is rising. The age distribution of India’s population is more even as compared to China which has been skewed by the one-child policy resulting in a smaller and declining working age citizenry.
“India Ageing Report 2017” by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says the share of population over the age of 60 could increase from 8% in 2015 to 19% in 2050. By the end of the century, elderly will be 34% of the total population. During 2000-2050, the overall population of India is expected to grow by 56% while the 60-plus population will increase by 326%.
During the same period, the 80-plus population will grow 700% with a predominance of widowed and highly dependent very old women. While India is expected to report around 19% elderly by 2050, the absolute numbers will be very large.
Yet, India will be better off than China, which is expected to report 34% of population above 60 by 2050. According to the report, a distinguishing feature in India is a significant inter-state disparity.
For instance, southern states will have more elderly, along with Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Punjab. Central and northern states have much lower proportions of the elderly. Patel said the go nment is taking steps to ensure care for the elderly.
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India has to reduce its population by family planning but for that all political parties will not agree due to vote banks politics.Except BJP all of them worried if it happenS then they may lose minorities votes.We lack national interest,progress and want India asDHARMASHALA so that it is easy to come to power.
Population control is a need of an hour.
Why go nment not controlling the population!!!! We don't have enough jobs or resources for such growing population.
that''s not sufficient. India needs to reduce its population by half.
One child policy from 2021 till 2035 may help reduce population.
One Muslim man can marry multiple woman and say each woman like to have 2 children which goes more numbers. so First we should stop allowing multiple woman marriage system irrespective any religion, and allow only two children at max
MUSLIMS NEED TO UNDERSTAND TO CONTROL POPULATION
They make kids like they are toys and cant give all them good education so they turn up to jihad and terriorism
Its better one kid and give him best education and love
INDIA is a country suitable for approx 250 million citizens .. it has a serious resource problem on almost every aspect like FOOD, WATER, SCHOOL/COLLEGE SEATS, JOBS and INFRASTRUCTURE/TRANSPORTATION. Family planning is a MUST ... Educate your kids at an early age ... INDIA is in a very poor shape. Time is running out ...
Reduce junk food & eating out. India will slow down the greying process
It's good to have elderly people. Isn't it ?
all the taxpayers money is spent on taking care of 6-6 children of poor families. kill those extra children.
This is a matter of concern. Population control needs to be given focus.
The data is correct but the ANALYSIS is NOT.The aging population has increased for sure and it is because the LONGEVITY has increased.
There's nothing politically motivated figure on "India ageing faster than we thought, shows data" This is case of each and every country big or small . Present day medical care and other facilities keeping morality rate high.
India need to control Birth rate imposing rule on One Child policy irrespective of caste religion.