India set to surpass China as the world’s most populous country in 2023 – UN says

India is set to become the world’s most populous country next year, surpassing China with its 1.4bn people, according to UN figures in July 11.

The population of the world is expanding unevenly, as more than half the growth across upcoming 30 years will be centred in eight countries, including Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, and Tanzania.

“The global human population will reach 8.0 billion in mid-November 2022 from an estimated 2.5 billion people in 1950,” according to the U.N.’s report.

China has announced that its population starts to decrease next year much earlier than previously thought.

That is despite the country abandoning its one child policy in 2016 and introducing incentives for couples to have two or more children.

The report added populations will decline in 61 countries by at least 1 percent by 2050.

Moreover, India’s population continues to grow and will certainly overtake China as the country with the biggest population in the world.

With a huge population and a major economy, India’s need for resources in the years ahead will become increasingly pressing.

Growth is also largely to developments in medicine and science which mean that more children are surviving into adulthood and more adults to old age, which means that by 2050 the global average life expectancy will be around 77.2 years.


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