This is the first time in history that Indian population surpasses all the other regions in the world.
India becomes the most populous country on earth in 2023. A United Nations report declares that the world’s population is expected to reach eight billion on November 15. It is again the first time in history that the global population is seeing a huge surge.
UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said this was an occasion to celebrate our diversity, recognize our common humanity, and marvel at advancements in health that have extended lifespans and dramatically reduced maternal and child mortality rates.
Although, this is a huge population growth in historical terms. Yet, the forecast by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs said the world’s population is growing at its slowest pace since 1950.
And, even when it is significantly slowing down. The global population should hit 8.5 billion in 2030 and 9.7 billion in 2050, peaking at around 10.4 billion people in the 2080s before steadying at that level until 2100.
This is an alarming situation considering the current global resources. There is a shortage of all supplies around the world. Be it food, fuel or water, the earth is facing a scarcity that it has never witnessed. It shows that the situation isn’t very safe ahead with this huge increase in the population.
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A net drop in birth rates is observed in several developing countries, more than half of the rise forecast in the world’s population in the coming decades will be concentrated in eight countries including Pakistan, India, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, the Philippines and Tanzania.