India's population to surpass China by 2027: United Nations report
This study highlights that India, along with eight other countries, will make up over half of the estimated population growth between now and 2050.
The study presents the main results of the 26th round of the UN's global population estimates, projections and global demographic patterns.
India is projected to surpass China as the world's most populous country by around 2027, according to a new United Nations report released on Monday. The global population is also expected to see an increase of 2 billion in the next 30 years, making the overall population go up to 9.7 billion by 2050.
India is also expected to add 273 million people by 2050 and will remain the most populated until the end of the century. Whereas, the global population could reach its peak around the end of the current century, at a level of nearly 11 billion, according to the study, titled ''The World Population Prospects 2019".