Ground Report | New Delhi: Will India be the most populous country before 2027?; In population-related research, Chinese experts say that India will overtake China. As the world’s most populous country before 2027, according to the United Nations forecast.
Population experts from China have claimed in their study that India will become the world’s most populous country. Even before the United Nations estimates. The UN estimates that India will overtake China to become the world’s most populous country by 2027. But now the study has estimated it to be earlier.
India’s growing population
The United Nations had said in a report in 2019 that India’s population is likely to increase by about 27.30 million people between now and 2050. It was predicted in the same report that India would overtake China to become the most populous country in the world.
India vs China
According to United Nations data, India’s population in 2019 was around 1.37 billion while that of China was 1.47 billion. According to the data released on May 11, China’s population has increased by 5.38 percent to one billion 410 million in the last decade. In 2010 it had increased by 5.84 per cent.
Low birth rate in china
Lu Zihua, a professor of sociology at Beijing’s Peking University, says on China’s declining population that China’s population may reach its peak by 2027 before declining. In the 1970s, China implemented the one-child policy, after which the rate of population growth has been decreasing.
Population and economy
The status of China’s most populous country is still intact, but people living in the country’s big cities shy away from having children. The population has been a big issue in China as the country’s economic growth is directly linked to it. The effect of fewer children will be that the consumption level in the country may also decline.