India to overtake China as most populous country in 8 yrs: UN
GUWAHATI: India will overtake China to become the most populated country in the world in eight years, stated a United Nations report.
The report titled ''The World Population Prospects 2019: Highlights'' estimated that the world's population is expected to increase by two million by 2050, from 7.7 billion today to 9.7 billion.
As per the new population projections, nine countries including India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, the United Republic of Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the US will constitute half of the world's population between now and 2050.
Further, the report states that India will register the most increase, and the US, the least.
As India is set to become the most populous country, on the other hand, China’s population is projected to decrease by 31.4 million, or around 2.2 per cent, between 2019 and 2050. The report also observes that migration has become a major component of population change in some countries.
(With inputs from ANI)