India's population touches 1.21 billion

Thursday, 31 March 2011, 09:28 Hrs   |    34 Comments
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India's population touches 1.21 billion
New Delhi: India's population rose to 1.21 Billion people over the last 10 years an increase by 181 Million, according to the new census released, but significantly the growth is slower for the first time in nine decades.

The population, which accounts for world's 17.5 percent population, comprises 623.7 Million males and 586.5 Million females, said a provisional 2011 Census report. China is the most populous nation acounting for 19.4 percent of the global population.

The country's head count is almost equal to the combined population of the United States, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Japan put together, it said.

The population has increased by more than 181 Million during the decade 2001-2011, the report said. The growth rate in 2011 is 17.64 percent in comparison to 21.15 percent in 2001.
Source: PTI
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