Published On: Wed, Jun 19th, 2019

India to become most populous by 2027: UN report

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By 2027 the population of India is to overtake that of China, reveals a report released recently by United Nations.

Titled as World Population Prospects, the report adds the global population will be nearly 9.7 billion by 2050 and 47 least-developed countries will be contributing the most.

The report was released on Monday and it predicts at least half of the global population will be concentrated in India, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Egypt, Indonesia and United States by 2050.

Currently, China is the most populous country in the world but by 2027 India rank in the top. China will see a drop in population by 2.2 percent.

UN adds by 2100 the global population to reach around 11 billion.

According to UN undersecretary-general for economic and social affairs, Lu Zhenmin, the fast increase in population will also bring additional challenges to eradicate poverty, improve health care, education and promoting gender equality.

The report further adds that the population of Sub-Saharan Africa is to increase by 99 percent, double, by 2050.

The fertility rate in the region is 4.6 births per woman. In North America and Europe it is 1.7 births.

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In 1990 the birth rates in Sub-Saharan Africa was 6.3 births per woman.

The slowest growth rate will be in North America and Europe with just a 2 percent increase in population by 2050.

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