These 13 facts about Indian population will shake you from inside

Shubhanshu Sharma
Published on: 12 July 2018 12:56 PM GMT
These 13 facts about Indian population will shake you from inside
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Lucknow: India stands at the 7th place with 2.4% of the world's area and second populous country with 17% of the world's population i.e. 1.35 billion people. The increasing population of India has crossed its optimum limit and now is a subject of concern for us.

With increasing pressure on its resources and opportunities, India is witnessing the consequences of not taking any major step in this regard.

Shockingly, India constitutes 1/3 area of the United States with its 1.35 billion population forced to live with just 4 per cent of total fresh water in the world.

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Here are some appalling statistics to understand this grieving situation:

India is denser than China in terms of population

Population density of India is 440.29 persons per square km compare to 148.81 of China. That makes India 2.96 times denser in comparison to China.

In next slide: India constitutes about 37 per cent of world's population

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India constitutes about 37 per cent of the world's population

China is the 4th while India is the 7th largest country in the world in terms of area and constitutes about 37 per cent of the world's population.

In next slide: India's growth rate is way higher than China

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The population growth rate of India is more than four times higher than of China

Indian population is growing at a rate of 1.8% per annum while china is at 0.39% per annum.

In next slide: Number of millionaires in India

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India has 2,45,000 millionaires

India’s total household wealth stood at USD 5 trillion while the country is home to 2,45,000 millionaires, says a Credit Suisse report.

In next slide: Six big countries of the world match the population of India

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Six big countries of the world together match the population of India

The population of India is almost equal to the combined population of U.S.A., Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan.

In next slide: India emits a huge amount of Co2

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India emits a huge amount of carbon-dioxide

India is the world’s fourth largest emitter of Co2.

In next slide: More than 70 million people are living under poverty line

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Over 70 million people in India are living below poverty line

India has 70.6 million people living in extreme poverty.

In next slide: India is a country of youth

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India is a country of Youth

It can be said India is a country of Youths where more than 50% of its population is below the age of 25 and more than 65% below the age of 35. It is expected that, in 2020, the average age of an Indian will be 29 years.

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In next slide: India has the highest rate of abortion

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India has the highest rate of abortion

India has one of the world’s highest rates of abortion. Time magazine reports that in 2012, the number of abortions in India could be as high as 7 million.

In next slide: More Indians die in road accidents than in all wars together

Only in 2013, more people died in road accidents than in all wars put together

Over 1,37,000 people were killed in road accidents in 2013 alone, that is more than the number of people killed in all our wars put together.

In next slide: India is way too vulnerable to climate change

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India is the most vulnerable country to climate change

India was ranked the most vulnerable country to climate change, followed by Pakistan, the Philippines and Bangladesh, a ranking by HSBC.

In next slide: India is losing its forest lands at a very high rate

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India is consistently losing forest lands due to population

Between 2014 and 2017, India lost forest land equal to 63 football fields for development activities.

In next slide: More people have access to mobiles than toilets

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In India, more people have access to mobile phones than to toilet

Adding salt to an injury, unfortunately more Indians have access to a phone than they do to a toilet.

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Shubhanshu Sharma

Shubhanshu Sharma

Writer has 6 years of experience in digital media. Presently working as Senior Sub Editor at newstrack.com. An avid reader and always willing to learn new things and techniques.

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