World’s population will cross 8 billion mark today, India will top the population next year

The global population is estimated to exceed eight billion on Tuesday (15 November). India will overtake China next year to become the world’s most populous country. According to United Nations estimates, by 2030 the global population may increase to around 8.5 billion.

The ‘World Population Prospects’ report, released on World Population Day, states that between 2022 and 2050, the population of 61 countries may decrease by one percent or more. There will be reasons like migration behind this. Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, said, “This year World Population Day comes on a day when we are estimated to exceed eight billion inhabitants of the planet. It is a time to celebrate our diversity, to recognize our shared humanity And there is an opportunity to build on the medical sector’s achievements in extending life spans and reducing maternal and child mortality rates.”

With this, Antonio said, “While being reminded of our shared responsibility to care for our planet, it is also a moment to reflect on where our commitments to one another are falling short.” Eight countries will account for more than half of the projected increase in global population by the year 2050. These countries include India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Philippines, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Congo and Egypt.

China is the most populous country in the world from the last several countries. However, due to strict regulations implemented by the government in China, the rate of population growth has decreased greatly. Because of this, next year China is expected to slip to the second place in terms of population. In some other countries like Japan, the birth rate is continuously decreasing. Center in India too government has implemented some schemes for population control. Despite this, the rate of growth of population in the country remains high. most populous state in the country Uttar Pradesh Is. The estimated global life expectancy at birth increased three years earlier to 72.8 years. This is an increase of almost nine years since 1990.

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