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United Nations: India will surpass China to become world’s most populous nation around 2028, with its population crossing the 1.45 billion mark (145 crore), according to latest report by the United Nations.

The report ‘World Population Prospects’ says the world’s population will hit 7.2 billion next month and is projected to reach 10.9 billion by 2100, with the growth mainly occurring in developing countries, with more than half in Africa.

But, with the number of future global dwellers linked to fertility, the number at the end of the century could be as high as 16.6 billion or even fall to 6.8 billion, it adds.

The report says India is expected to become the world’s most populous country, passing China around 2028, when both countries will have populations of 1.45 billion. Continue Reading…