India's population touches 1.21 billion
Thursday, 31 March 2011, 09:28 Hrs | 34 Comments
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.
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