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Exam View: India’s population statistics are not a cause for alarm; Government initiatives to control population; Demographic dividend: Opportunities and Challenges
Context: The UN Population Fund has projected that India could overtake China as the world’s most populous country in the next two months. India’s population is estimated to touch 142.86 crore by the middle of the year, a little more than China’s 142.57 crore.
Background: India’s population statistics are not a cause for alarm
Decoding the editorial: Government initiatives to control population
Demographic dividend: Opportunities and Challenges
Education, skill development and creating opportunities, especially for the youth of disadvantaged sections and women, will hold the key to the country using the demographic dividend to its advantage in the next 20 years.
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