India set to be most populous nation

  1. UN has released the 2015 revision to the U.N.’s World Population Projections.
  2. In 7 years, India will surpass China to become the world’s most populous country and will have 1.7 billion residents by 2050.
  3. Experts argue that U.N.’s projections does not factor in country’s sharper fall in fertility rate.
  4. China’s population will start declining by the 2030s, while India’s is projected to decline only after 2069 when its population is around 1.75 billion.
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